Coronation Street star and Strictly winner Alexandra Mardell takes Aldi job a year after quitting soap

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FORMER Coronation Street actress has taken a job working for Aldi after quitting the soap last year

But all is not quite as it seems – the actress, who played hairdresser Emma Brooker on the ITV soap – isn’t stacking shelves or ringing up items on the till.

Actress Alexandra Mardell played Emma in Coronation Street

She won the Christmas Day special of Strictly with Kai

Alexandra is working with the supermarket giant as part of their new ad campaign.

While she isn’t seen on screen, she voices the role of the speaking sausage casserole, announcing “just £2.69!”

Alexandra shared the video for the promo spot on her instagram page, revealing: “I am… Sausage Casserole!

“Never felt so connected to a role!,” she laughed.

And she quickly got the approval of her former co-stars.

“Absolute banger!” joked Georgia Taylor, who plays Toyah Battersby on the cobbles.

Sally Ann Matthews, who stars as Jenny Bradley, added: “Oh my God. That’s totally being assigned as your ring tone. Love it!”

Alexandra’s latest gig comes after she won the Christmas Day special of Strictly Come Dancing.

She was paired with professional dancer Kai Widdrington and the pair performed a quickstep to Sleigh Ride by the Ronettes.

Alexandra was dressed as a reindeer while Kai was in a Santa Claus costume.

The actress was last seen in Weatherfield back in April, and revealed why she decided to spread her wings.

Speaking about her decision to leave, she said: “Playing Emma, on the most iconic street there is, has been the best experience of my life.

“Four years have gone so fast.

“Compared to other cast members I still feel like a newbie, which makes my decision to leave all the more difficult.

“But I feel it’s the right time for me.

“I can’t thank everyone at Coronation Street enough for welcoming me and trusting me to tell so many wonderful and heartfelt ­stories.

Alex voices a talking sausage casserole in the Aldi ad

She quit Corrie after four years on the cobbles

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