Corrie favourite to sing for celebrity 'Stars'

Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow shares a magic moment with TV audiences as he becomes Perry Como for a Stars In Their Eyes celebrity special.

Actor William Roache sported a pastel yellow cardigan and perma-tan for his transformation into the 1950s crooner.

“I chose Perry Como because he’s very laid back, doesn’t sing too well and is always half asleep, so I thought ‘that’s me’,” he said.

The Corrie star confessed he is tone deaf and has been having singing lessons in preparation for his performance.

“I’m not a singer at all – I can’t even sing in the bath,” he said.

“Singing is a nightmare for me. But I’m a fan of Stars In Their Eyes so when this opportunity came up I wanted to take it. I don’t turn down a challenge.”

Saturday night’s ITV1 soap special is hosted by Davina McCall and features a line-up of soap stars.

Deena Payne and Anthony Audenshaw, better known as Emmerdale couple Viv and Bob Windsor, become country and western duo Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward, who plays sexy schoolgirl Katy Addyman, is transformed into pop bad girl Christina Aguilera.

Bernie Nolan, formerly of Brookside and the latest recruit to join The Bill, is Anastacia.

Lesley Joseph, currently starring in Night And Day, walks through the famous doors as showbiz legend Ethel Merman.

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