England football ace Jack Grealish is obsessed with Coronation Street.
The popular player, 25, has been a fan since childhood and friends say he tries to catch every single episode.
A Corrie insider said: “We have heard that Jack is a huge fan of the programme.
“He apparently likes to keep up to date with the plots and what’s happening to the characters.
“Jack also follows a few of the cast on social media.”
Staff on the soap are hoping he will one day agree to a cameo role.
Our source added: “Let’s hope we can get him to pop into the Rovers one day.
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“We’re sure the residents of Weatherfield would love to have an England ace gracing the cobbles.”
Jack, who plays for Premier League Aston Villa, is one of a string of big names who are fans of the world’s longest-running TV soap.
Others include US rapper Snoop Dogg and Star Trek legend William Shatner.
If Jack does land a cameo role, he'd join a long list of famous faces who have stomped the iconic cobbled streets.
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Some have been involved in actual storylines, while others have played themselves on the soap.
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield had cameos when a number of characters headed to This Morning for a tell-all interview.
Jim Moir, also known as Vic Reeves, played the regular character Colin in 2017, who was involved in a plot which saw him try and buy The Kabin.
Lorraine Kelly got shot by a stray arrow when she made a cameo as part of her birthday bucket list.
Mel B had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it role before she hit the big time with the Spice Girls, as a checkout girl at Bettabuy.
Cliff Richard made an appearance at the Rovers in 1997.
And Cheryl enjoyed a cameo for a charity special for Text Santa, appearing alongside soap pin up Michelle Keegan.
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