Coronation Street legends Suranne Jones, Julie Goodyear and Sarah Lancashire returning for 60th anniversary special

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CORONATION Street favourites Suranne Jones, Julie Goodyear and Sarah Lancashire will all returns for an hour-long 60th anniversary special.

Amanda Barrie and Michelle Keegan will also feature in the documentary said to be titled Queens Of The Street.

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Suranne Jones will appear in a special Coronation Street 60th anniversary documentary[/caption]

A source told the Mirror: “It’s Corrie’s 60th birthday next year so ITV are planning some special shows to celebrate the landmark,” a source said revealed.

“The show launched the careers of some of the biggest stars on TV – especially the likes of Suranne and Sarah. It’ll be a real celebration of all those women we’ve seen in the Rovers Return.”

Corrie was first broadcast on December 9 1960 and has been a staple on TV screens across the country ever since.

While roles on Corrie are coveted in their own right, the soap has also proved a successful launching pad for its stars to become leading ladies in other dramas.

Suranne, 40, has become one of ITV’s biggest stars since leaving her role as Karen McDonald in 2004.

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Julie Goodyear won a lifetime achievement award for her 25 years on the soap[/caption]

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Suranne starred as Karen McDonald for four years[/caption]

She went on to appear in the critically-acclaimed Unforgiven before creating and starring in police drama Scott & Bailey alongside former Corrie star Sally Lindsay.

The role paved the way for arguably Suranne’s best known role as Gemma Foster in Doctor Foster, for which she won the Best Actress Bafta in 2016.

Most recently she starred as lesbian landowner Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack.

Sarah, 54, played one of the street’s most popular characters in Raquel Wolstenhulme between 1991 and 1996, with 20 million people tuning in to watch her final scene which saw her flee to Kuala Lumpur.

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Sarah Lancashire has won two Baftas since leaving Corrie[/caption]

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Sarah played Raquel, who was engaged to Curly Watts[/caption]


She returned for a one off episode four years later, explaining to estranged husband that she had been pregnant with his baby when she left and was now in love with another man.

More recently she won a Best Supporting Actress Bafta for her role in Last Tango In Halifax and the Best Actress Vafta for Happy Valley season two.

Corrie Stalwart Julie, 77, first appeared in the soap in 1966 for nine episodes before returning in 1970 for a 25 year run. The Rovers Return landlady was honoured with a lifetime achievement award in 1995 and has gone on to star in numerous reality TV shows including Big Brother.

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Julie’s Bet Lynch was landlady of the Rovers Return[/caption]

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