There’s nothing we love more than a bit of Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to brighten up our morning’s, but in a few weeks time they’re also going to be joining us for our evening Coronation Street-fix too! The duo are doing a cameo for Rosie Webster’s exit storyline on Coronation Street.
Helen Flanagan (who plays Rosie) is due to take a break from the ITV soap to go on maternity leave in the coming weeks and as part of exit storyline she ends up on Holly and Phil’s famous sofa.
Of course, Corrie are keeping the finer details of her final scenes under wraps but given it’s Rosie we can expect some outrageous comedy.
Who remembers the drug smuggling disaster?!
Speaking to The Metro Coronation Street’s boss Kate Oates said: “Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are coming in for a bit of fun and part of Helen Flanagan’s exit story. We’re kind of replaying a bit of a trick we have used before because Rosie has already been on shows but it will be great comedy.
“Phil and Holly will play themselves – I had a couple of hopes where I thought I could get them to slightly play against type! They’re such good sports – I am very happy. That’s the benefit of being in a big production company like ITV – I know Emma Gormley who runs daytime – she’s an amazing, successful person and a good friend of mine so I was able to give her a ring and she said: ‘yeah, that sounds fun!'”
Speaking about her exit from Corrie for the second time, Helen said: “I’m going out Rosie style. It’s hilarious the storyline, its really, really funny.
“But I’ve enjoyed that about my character, doing the comedy.”
It’s thought Helen, 27, is due to give birth later this month or in early June. Her and partner Scott Sinclair, 29, already have a daughter, two-year-old Matilda, and are expecting another baby girl. They have been together since 2009 but have decided not to get hitched, though it’s said to be on the cards.
Helen said late last year: ‘We both would love to get married and for us all to have same name.’
Scott went on to add: ‘I think we’ll get married pretty soon.’
Maybe Holly and Phil can perform the ceremony? Watch this space.