Coronation Street Star Alexandra Mardell Lands Lead Role in New BBC Show


Coronation Street star Alexandra Mardell has scored a major new TV gig just one year after leaving the iconic soap. The 30-year-old actress has begun filming a comedy pilot called "Smoggie Queens" in Whitby. The project, which is being produced by the team behind hit shows like "Derry Girls" and "Have I Got News For You," is already generating a lot of buzz and is expected to be a huge success.

Exciting New Role for Alexandra Mardell

Mardell was recently spotted on set, having a blast while filming scenes with her co-stars in a graveyard. In another photo, she can be seen changing into her comfortable Uggs after struggling to walk in stilettos at Whitby Abbey. An insider revealed that the actress is thoroughly enjoying her time on set and that everyone involved in the pilot is hopeful that it will make a big impact.

Leaving "Corrie" Behind

Alexandra Mardell, who hails from Leeds, is best known for her portrayal of Emma Booker on "Coronation Street" for four years. When she left the soap last year, she expressed how much she cherished her time on the show, calling it the best experience of her life. Despite feeling like a newcomer compared to other cast members, Mardell felt that it was the right time for her to move on.

Since leaving "Corrie," Mardell has appeared in "The Family Pile" alongside Amanda Abbington and has recently recorded a radio series called "English Rose."

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