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Faye Brookes made a name for herself on Coronation Street as Kate Connor after her first appearance on the soap in 2006, but she has now announced she’s landed her “dream role”.

The Dancing on Ice star, 33, announced she will be playing the character of Roxie Hart in Chicago alongside the likes of Drag Race UK’s Divina De Campo and singer Sinitta.

Faye shared Chicago The Musical’s tweet with her followers which read: “The names on everybody’s lips are gonna be… @Faye_Brookes as Roxie Hart @Sinittaofficial as Mama Morton @DivinaDeCampo as Mary Sunshine @ScottDjalenga as Velma Kelly @JoelMontague as Amos Hart. Party popper Introducing your 2021/2022 #ChicagoUKTour Cast Party popper.”

Faye Brookes starred as Kate Connor on Corrie

Faye Brookes has announced her new job role – despite fans calling for her return to Coronation Street

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Alongside the tweet, Faye penned: “It’s official …,” before many fans congratulated her on her new gig with one person writing: “You’ll absolutely SMASH it in this role like you always do, words will never be able to explain how incredibly proud I am of you. Can’t wait to see you again.”

Another added: “Awwww fab news…richly deserved xx,” before a third said: “Oh my god you’ll smash it can’t wait for this.”

Despite Faye being over the moon with the news, many Corrie fans were expecting the actress to announce a return to Coronation Street after she tweeted on Thursday: “Some of you lovely people have asked what I’m up to next after this amazing journey…

Faye Brookes has landed herself her 'dream role'

Faye Brookes has landed herself her ‘dream role’ in Chicago

Faye Brookes will be starring in Chicago the musical after Dancing on Ice

Faye Brookes will be starring in Chicago the musical after Dancing on Ice

“Well, I’ve got some news to share with you tomorrow…”

It wasn’t long before many fans of the star showed their excitement over her update as one said: “Good Luck to you and Matt for Sunday. You can do this!!!

“Please say you’re coming back to Corrie? Your poorly Dad needs you,” as they referred to Jonny Connor, who has been suffering from many complications of his multiple sclerosis while behind bars on the show.

Faye Brookes is competing on Dancing on Ice with Matt Evers

Faye Brookes is competing on Dancing on Ice with Matt Evers

“Cant wait to hear the news Faye, would love to see you back in corrie xxx,” another commented.

A third went on to write: “I’d love Kate Connor to return soon!”

Faye, who is competing in the skating competition with Matt Evers, stuck to her word by tweeting later on in the day: “It’s an absolute dream role… The job I’ve always wanted has landed on this lucky girl’s lap!”

Faye Brookes starred as Kate Connor on Corrie

One of her followers replied: “I hope you’re gonna be back on television so I can go back to girl crushing on you again as missed you on television and was devastated when you left corrie.”

“Missing u on corrie so pleased you have a new role,” another shared.

“you’re amazing!! so proud of you,” a third kindly wrote.

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