Coronation Street brings in Hollyoaks star Gemma Merna for guest appearance

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Coronation Street has brought in Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna for a brief guest stint in Adam Barlow's ongoing storyline.

Lawyer Adam has been playing the field ever since his marriage to Sarah broke down – in upcoming scenes, he'll set his sights on client Rebecca, played by Merna.

But while he might enjoy getting flirty and dirty while on the job, one of his co-workers is less impressed with him mixing business and pleasure.

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Inside Soap first reported the casting, and Digital Spy understands that it is indeed just a small appearance in an episode, and it isn't expected to be a recurring role.

Reacting to the announcement on her Instagram, Merna shared a photo of herself outside the Rovers and wrote that: "The news is out. I've been keeping a little secret. I am thrilled to announce that I’ve landed my dream job on @coronationstreet!

"Can you believe it?! I've wanted to be on Coronation Street since I was a little girl. Being born and bred in Manchester, it's truly a dream come true for me.

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"It's been on my vision board for over 10 years, and finally, I got the chance to walk the cobbles. I can’t even believe I'm writing this. I think the best part was ringing my mum and telling her.

"To my dad, nana, grandad, and grandma, who all watched it for many years, and were huge fans. I hope you're proud of me up there. Rebecca will be gracing your screens in the next coming weeks."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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