Coronation Street star details first-day ‘nerves’ after getting dream role

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Claire Sweeney confessed she was nervous when going to the Coronation Street studios for the first time as she’s always wanted to be on the ITV soap.

Speaking to and other media publications, the actress detailed that once she sent an audition tape to producers, she was called to do a chemistry reading with Alan Halsall as his mum Cassie.

She said: “I wasn’t nervous or anything, then to suddenly turn up at Granda TV, Coronation Street.

“I’m going in to do an audition and walking onto the cobbles, my stomach went (gagging noise).

“I had a flip in my stomach and I suddenly thought, ‘Oh my god you’re on Coronation Street, it’s real.”

Claire confessed the reality didn’t hit her until she arrived on set when she saw a huge photo of Edna Sharples in the building.

Being a huge fan of the long-running soap, she added: “I’ve grown up watching Corrie.

“It’s been part of our household since I was a kid and to suddenly be there and see it, reality struck home.

“I’ve never auditioned (for Coronation Street) and I’ve never been seen for it, I always thought if I was to do another soap, Corrie would be the dream one for me.”

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Claire will make her debut on the cobbles this week as she decides it’s time to get back into her son’s life.

However, Tyrone (played by Alan Halsall) believes his biological mother is dead, a lie that his grandmother Evelyn (Maureen Lipman) has sworn by for years.

In upcoming scenes, Evelyn spots Cassie from across the street but chooses to ignore her before receiving a phone call later on the same day telling her Cassie is in A&E.

Although she rushes to the hospital to try and find her, a receptionist reveals she’s discharged herself.

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Heading home, Tyrone welcomes her back and reveals there’s someone called Cath who is there to see her.

Although when Evelyn walks through the door, she’s taken aback to see her daughter grinning on the sofa.

The situation turns worse when Tyrone questions how they know each other, causing Evelyn to go into a panic.

Coronation Street continues Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV.

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