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Jodie Prenger has arrived on the cobbles of Coronation Street and plays George Shuttleworth’s sister Glenda.

She may be new on the road, but this is a far cry from her first rodeo in the acting world. She began a successful career in the industry in 2008 when she won the BBC talent competition ‘I Do Anything’.

So what do we know about Jodie and her alter ego? Who is Glenda Shuttleworth? Where have you seen Jodie Prenger before?

Jodie Prenger on Coronation Street
Glenda has arrived on the cobbles (Credit: ITV)

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Who does Jodie Prenger play in Coronation Street?

Jodie Prenger arrives on the cobblestones tonight (Friday 5th August 2022) as the sister of undertaker George Shuttleworth.

Raised as a huge Corrie fan, Jodie recalled on Loose Women earlier this week how impressed she was by the stars when she first met Barbara Knox and even did a “strange curtsy” when she met Bill Roache.

Glenda arrives on the cobblestones
Glenda saves the day (Source: ITV)

What do we know about Glenda on Coronation Street?

Glenda is introduced as a character with a big personality, willing to take control of things and keep her brother in line.

She is serious and does not shy away from difficult situations.

Jodie’s first scenes cast Glenda as a true hero who saves the Shuttleworth business.

George is unable to carry out his duties at Mr. Pugh’s funeral, but luckily his sister Glenda arrives and soon takes the lead.

She is able to please Mrs. Pugh with her quick thinking and ensures the funeral goes smoothly.

George is certainly happy to see his sister, although little did he know she would show up.

However, Eileen soon becomes annoyed with Glenda’s confident and brave personality.

Speaking about her new role as the feisty Glenda on Loose Women, Jodie remarked that the character is very much like herself.

“She’s out there. She is camp. She’s fun… and she loves people!”

And on the subject of Glenda’s backstory, she shared, “She’s from a cruise ship and she had to leave because she had a ding-dong with a drummer.”

Glenda’s backstory is reminiscent of Jodie’s own life as she was also a cruise ship entertainer in 2001.

Jodie Prenger in the Coronation Street musical
Technically, it’s not Jodie’s first time on cobblestones (Credit: SplashNews.com)

What else was Jodie Prenger in?

Jodie Prenger first appeared on screens in 2006 but did not make her TV debut as an actress.

Instead, she appeared on the reality TV show The Biggest Loser.

Jodie first made her mark as an actress in 2008 when she won Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical talent show I Do Anything, in which she played Nancy in the West End production of Oliver!

Since then she has embarked on several UK tours including Annie and Shirley Valentine.

In fact, during her stage acting career, she starred in the Coronation Street musical Street of Dreams, where she played Elsie Tanner.

Back on screen, Jodie has appeared on shows like Casualty and Waterloo Road and has had a more regular role on the series Run.

Jodie Prenger in Oliver!
Jodie can feel right at home on the cobblestones (Image credit: SplashNews.com)

How old is Coronation Street newcomer Jodie Prenger?

Jodie Prenger was born on June 12, 1979 and is 43 years old.

Jodie Prenger at the Coronation Street Party
Jodie at the summer party on Coronation Street (Source: SplashNews.com)

Is Jodie Prenger Married?

No, Jodie Prenger has yet to get married.

She has been engaged to her partner Simon Booth for 10 years but has yet to tie the knot.

Simon proposed to Jodie two years into their relationship in 2012, around the same time her father died.

The couple is still as strong as ever.

Jodie Prenger
Jodie cast a spell (Source: SplashNews.com)

Jodie Prenger and her love of animals

Jodie loves animals and has too many to name, and her house is slowly turning into a zoo.

She has cows, six dogs, three cats, ducks and chickens.

Taking to Instagram last year, Jodie shared a close-up of one of her dogs in an adorable snap.

Fans loved the insight into her life.

One commented: “So cute!”

Another said: “Gorgeous pooch.”

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Coronation Street normally airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV.

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