Fans won't have to wait much longer to see Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield star on Coronation Street. The presenters of This Morning have a cameo role on the soap, playing themselves as part of character Rosie Webster's exit storyline - and it's now been confirmed that the scenes will air on 4 June.
Holly and Phil pose with their cameo co-stars
The popular duo will appear briefly on the soap, as Rosie, played by Helen Flanagan, is invited to make an appearance on This Morning. It's not yet known exactly why Rosie has been asked to the studios, but she'll be joined on the iconic sofa by Gemma Winter and Craig Tinker - and a recent statement from ITV confirms that "the Weatherfield trio are invited onto the iconic daytime show after intervening in a crime. Rosie hails Holly a “fashion icon” and, in true Corrie style, the interview doesn’t go exactly as planned!"
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Corrie producer Kate Oates announced Holly and Phil's roles earlier this month, saying that Rosie's exit storyline will be "great comedy". "Phillip and Holly are coming in for a bit of fun as part of Helen Flanagan's exit story," she said. "It will be great comedy and they're such good sports."
Phil and Holly will star on Corrie on Friday 8 June
Helen reprised her role on Coronation Street in January 2017, five years after leaving the ITV show. In 2011, she shocked the soap world when she announced that she would be leaving to pursue other projects and interests. The actress started a family with her long-term partner Scott Sinclair, and welcomed their adorable daughter Matilda in 2015.
The pretty blonde, who is expecting her and Scott's second child any day now, was thrilled to be making a comeback to Corrie. Her co-star Brooke Vincent helped secure her return, approaching show bosses on her behalf. Helen said she was "over the moon" to be asked back.
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"I've wanted to come back for a while so I was delighted when they emailed me," Helen told The Sun at the time. "Becoming a mum does change you, it gives you more of a purpose. It's made me a lot happier. I have grown up a lot and I feel more mature now."