She’s best known for her singing success – and now for being a proud mother to a 1-month old baby boy – but Cheryl has actually been keeping schtum on a big moment in her career.

Yep the 33-year-old once swapped crooning for the cobbles! The star headed to the Rovers Return for a Text Santa Special episode in 2013, joining childhood friend Michelle Keegan behind the bar.

And Cheryl is not the only singer to have been seduced by the lure of soap stardom. Opera singer Katherine Jenkins headed to the Dales to mark Emmerdale’s 500th episode.

If you thought it ended there you’d be wrong. Ed Sheeran has also talked his way onto a soap set. The 26-year-old went Down Under for an appearance on Home and Away as Marilyn’s friend. And this could be only the start of things.

“I’m sure if Emmerdale or EastEnders ever ask me in England I would do that as well,” he said. Well we never!

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