Coronation Street star Faye Brookes desperate to return to the soap after appearing in Chicago


FAYE Brookes is hoping for a return to Coronation Street – and is happy that she wasn’t killed off.

Faye, 33, who played Kate Connor in the ITV soap for four years, was last seen leaving the street to go travelling in September 2019 following the tragic death of girlfriend Rana Habeeb on their wedding day.

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Faye is desperate to play Kate Connor again calling Corrie the best thing she will ever do

On her Corrie return she said: “Well, I’m not dead. I didn’t die! Rana my on-screen lady lover died. I went travelling, I don’t know where I am!

“As any of us always say, it really is the best thing you’ll ever do and hopefully I will get to go back one day.”

Kate’s on-screen dad Johnny has just been released from prison unaware that his wife Jenny had a romp with lodger Ronnie Bailey.

His marriage will take centre stage in the coming weeks, and with Kate’s half-sister Carla still on the famous cobbles, a comeback could well be possible in the future.

Kate’s wife Rana died on her wedding day
The actress appeared on this year’s Dancing on Ice

Following her departure from Corrie, Faye took part in the last series of Dancing On Ice.

Despite having glided into the grand final as the highest average scorer and the bookies’ odds-one favourite she lost out to Capital FM DJ Sonny Jay.

But Faye had already landed her dream job before she even took to the ice, playing Roxie Hart in the touring production of Chicago.

Speaking on Mecca Bingo’s Live From Studio M, Faye said: “It was during Lockdown two, I was going stir crazy, I was thinking oh my goodness what am I going to do? I’m not in Corrie right now, I want to do something different.

Faye will next appear in Chicago the musical

“My agent was sending me loads of self tapes, it was the luck of the draw because there wasn’t much work coming through, everyone was suffering.

“Our whole industry went kaput for a while, Chicago came up and I was thrilled as I’d never been considered for it.

“I’d never even been up for an audition.

“I think it was a timing thing. I sent a self tape of myself singing Roxie Hart and all that jazz, and then had to do the whole tape where you just speak to camera, they can watch you and make notes.

“It was this ongoing crazy journey.

“And then as soon as lockdown lifted I went down to meet them and I had to dance in this square box because I wasn’t allowed near anybody because of COVID.

“There was a full on jazz number that I had to do, which was great, and I had to sell it while dancing in this box which I did.”