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Corrie newcomer Glenda star's life - weight loss, Chris Eubank 'marriage' and tragedy

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Coronation Street's latest arrival has had a life filled with many twists and turns on the road to Weatherfield. Jodie Prenger has been a star of the stage and screen for the past 16 years since she first appeared on hit weight loss show The Biggest Loser bagging herself a £25,000 prize.Prior to finding fame she worked the cabaret circuit using her vocal talents to bring in money, as well as even turning her hand to a stint as an agony aunt.READ MORE: Coronation Street fans rumble how Ryan gets caught out as insurance scam goes wrongWith theatre credits including Shirley Valentine, Fat Friends: The Musical, Annie and One Man, Two Guvnors, Jodie is no stranger to putting her name to a big production.But her biggest break yet has now been announced as she joins the cast of Corrie as undertaker George Shuttleworth’s sister Glenda.

Talking about the role Jodie, 43, said: “I know I sound like a soppy sod, but it’s been on my bucket list to be in Coronation Street since I was little.

It’s an honour, it truly is a very special moment in my life.”Jodie found fame on stage in 2008 when she won theatrical talent show I'd Do Anything.Hosted by Graham Norton the series saw Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh hunt for a new actress to play Nancy for a theatre production of Oliver!During the process Andrew admitted that Cameron was hesitant to cast Jodie as the tragic Charles Dickens character due to her weight despite him being keen on her.He said: “Cameron thinks she is a bit too big and has more or less said so.

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