FORMER CORRIE actress Alexandra Mardell has revealed she has landed a new role – her first since quitting the soap earlier this year.
The 28 year-old, who bowed out of her role as hairdresser Emma Brooker on the ITV soap after more than 4 years, has bagged a role in a new BBC radio drama, No Platformed.
And she is starring in the project alongside Outnumbered star Hugh Dennis.
Alex will play a character named Clara in the four-part series which starts June 15.
She shared a snap of the script to episode three and captioned it: "Did a thing! A @bbcradio4 thing! 🎙If you fancy a listen – ‘No Platformed’ – Starts tomorrow on BBC Radio 4 – 11pm – the 1st of 4 weekly eps or catch up on @bbcsounds"
The job is the first high profile acting job Alex has landed since leaving.
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After finishing filming on the show, the actress has helped out with acting workshops for young actors in Leeds and Yorkshire.
Alexandra made the decision to quit the soap in a bid to pursue other roles.
It’s also thought that she also wanted to focus her attention on planning her forthcoming wedding to long-term boyfriend Joe Parker.
Speaking about her decision to leave after four years on the cobbles, she said: “Playing Emma, on the most iconic street there is, has been the best experience of my life.
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"Four years have gone so fast.
“Compared to other cast members I still feel like a newbie, which makes my decision to leave all the more difficult.
"But I feel it’s the right time for me.
“I can’t thank everyone at Coronation Street enough for welcoming me and trusting me to tell so many wonderful and heartfelt stories."
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