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Dawn Acton fails to win back 'Street' role

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Dawn Acton has failed to win back the role of Tracy Barlow in Coronation Street.

As we reported last month, Tracy would be making a comeback on Christmas day as a sassy, opinionated maneater. Show executives said the role would be recast to reflect the new character.

Acton auditioned for the part last week but was said to be "devastated" when she failed. Newcomer Kate Ford was given the part instead, and will begin filming shortly.

A spokeswoman for the soap said: "She is very excited to have got the part. The character has changed substantially in the past four years and really hits the ground running. Kate is thrilled." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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