Coronation Street’s Sally Lindsay will return 13 years after her last appearance for 60th anniversary episode – The Sun

SALLY Lindsay is the latest Coronation Street favourite to sign up to appear in the soap's 60th anniversary special.

The 46 year-old, who played barmaid Shelley Unwin on the cobbles from 2001-2006, will appear alongside the likes of Weatherfield legends Suranne Jones, Julie Goodyear and Sarah Lancashire for an hour-long documentary, Queens Of The Street.

Sally revealed the news in an interview with OK! magazine, admitting she chatted to some of her former co-stars before agreeing to take part in the retrospective.

She said: "I rang some of the girls doing it and asked them, 'What do you think?' and they were like, 'Why not?' It was an amazing time."

Since leaving Corrie, Sally has gone on to star in a string on TV shows, including Mount Pleasant, Still Open All Hours and Ordinary Lies.

She was also a member of the Loose Women panel from 2011-2014.

Amanda Barrie and Michelle Keegan will also feature in the documentary, which will see the female icons from the show reflecting on their days on the soap.

A source told the Mirror: "It’s Corrie’s 60th birthday next year so ITV are planning some special shows to celebrate the landmark,” a source said revealed.

“The show launched the careers of some of the biggest stars on TV – especially the likes of Suranne and Sarah. It’ll be a real celebration of all those women we’ve seen in the Rovers Return.”

Corrie was first broadcast on December 9 1960 and has been a staple on TV screens across the country ever since.

While roles on Corrie are coveted in their own right, the soap has also proved a successful launching pad for its stars to become leading ladies in other dramas.

Suranne, 40, has become one of ITV's biggest stars since leaving her role as Karen McDonald in 2004.

She went on to appear in the critically-acclaimed Unforgiven before creating and starring in police drama Scott & Bailey alongside former Corrie star Sally Lindsay.

The role paved the way for arguably Suranne's best known role as Gemma Foster in Doctor Foster, for which she won the Best Actress Bafta in 2016.

Most recently she starred as lesbian landowner Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack.

Sarah, 54, played one of the street's most popular characters in Raquel Wolstenhulme between 1991 and 1996, with 20 million people tuning in to watch her final scene which saw her flee to Kuala Lumpur.

She returned for a one off episode four years later, explaining to her estranged husband that she had been pregnant with his baby when she left and was now in love with another man.

More recently she won a Best Supporting Actress Bafta for her role in Last Tango In Halifax and the Best Actress Vafta for Happy Valley season two.

Corrie Stalwart Julie, 77, first appeared in the soap in 1966 for nine episodes before returning in 1970 for a 25 year run. The Rovers Return landlady was honoured with a lifetime achievement award in 1995 and has gone on to star in numerous reality TV shows including Big Brother.

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