Lucy-Jo Hudson is joining 'Hollyoaks'.

Lucy-Jo Hudson and Alan Halsall

Lucy-Jo Hudson and Alan Halsall

The 35-year-old former 'Coronation Street' actress - who split up from her 'Corrie' actor husband Alan Halsall earlier this week - is set to take on a new role in the Channel 4 soap.

A source told The Sun's Bizarre TV column: "She's signed on the dotted line and will be appearing soon. It's a decent part. Al knows she's got it and couldn't be happier for her. The split is really amicable and they are still very good friends."

Lucy confirmed her split from Alan - with whom she has daughter Sienna - in a statement this week.

She said: "I can confirm that Al and I are in the process of divorcing.

"We remain friends and devoted Mummy and Daddy to our daughter Sienna. We would appreciate privacy so that we can focus on Sienna's continued happiness."

The pair first split in 2016 after seven years' of marriage and 10 years together.

However, they reconciled just a few weeks later and insisted they both wanted to save their marriage.

In a statement at the time, Lucy-Jo said: "Al and I did keep talking through our four months apart and recently we started spending times trying to work things through together, as we know we both want to save our marriage. Love, Lucy-Jo."

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