Published Friday, 04 October 2013
Hayley Tamaddon pictured in May this year (© Getty)
The 36-year-old will play Steve McDonald's classmate Andrea.
Steve decides to go back to school after he struggles to help daughter Amy with her homework.
But his friendship with his fellow classmate is set to cause a stir as partner Michelle Connor becomes increasingly suspicious of their companionship.
But is Michelle right to be wary, or has Andrea actually set her sights on another well-known Weatherfielder?
Coronation Street Producer Stuart Blackburn said: "I'm absolutely delighted to welcome Hayley to the show.
"She's a great actress who I know is going to bring plenty of drama to the famous cobbles of Weatherfield."
The actress is best known for playing Delilah Dingle in Emmerdale and winning Dancing on Ice over three years ago.
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