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Jacqueline Leonard 'almost landed Corrie role'

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Jacqueline Leonard has revealed that she very nearly landed the role of Stella Price in Coronation Street.

The former EastEnders actress, who played Lorraine Wicks in the soap, and has since appeared in Doctors and River City, told Inside Soap that she was just pipped by Michelle Collins for the role.

She said: "I auditioned recently for the new part of Stella Price. I actually got down to the last few for the role, but as we now know, it went to Michelle Collins."

Leonard added that the role would have been perfect as she lives in Manchester with her husband Alex and their eight-year-old daughter Aleisha.

She added: "That part would have been great to do because the Street set is right on my doorstep - but that's life, isn't it?

"It's quite ironic really, what with Michelle being a southerner having to come up north to film her scenes!"

Leonard is returning to work after suffering a cracked pelvis in an ice-skating accident. She explained that she is reprising an old role, but declined to reveal more details.

She added: "I'm going back to film that for a few weeks, but after it's done, I'm not really sure what's coming up next."

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