Mel B for Coronation Street stint

Mel B will appear in a one-off special of 'Coronation Street' in aid of the ITV charity fundraiser Text Santa, which will be broadcast on December 19

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Mel B is to appear in 'Coronation Street'.

The 39-year-old star will feature in a one-off episode of the ITV soap in a bid to raise money for ITV's Text Santa charity campaign.

A show insider revealed: "It is a cameo but she will be playing a character who isn't connected to her personally.

"It will be Mel - but not as we have seen her before. It is fair to say there will be a lot of walking along the cobbles."

The acting stint won't be the first time the outspoken 'X Factor' judge has appeared on the popular northern soap, after playing a shop worker named Amy Nelson in 1993 before she found global fame with the Spice Girls.

A friend of the star explained to The Sun newspaper: "Mel has always loved Corrie. It was one of her first tastes of showbiz and jumped at the chance of appearing in it again."

The mother-of-three will film her scenes - which are to feature during the fundraiser on December 19 - this week.

In last year's Text Santa episode, Mel's fellow 'X Factor' judge and pal Cheryl Fernandez-Versini featured alongside 27-year-old actress Michelle Keegan, who played Tina McIntyre until she was killed off earlier this year.

Mel's performance on the soap comes after she teased her involvement in an upcoming Disney film, which she teased on her Instagram feed on Monday (17.11.14), posting a photo of her recording for an unknown animated movie.

She teased in the caption: "At work at @disneyuk today here is a sneak peek at what I'm doing today!! (sic)."

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