Brooke Vincent supported by Corrie co-stars as she makes career announcement

Brooke Vincent supported by Corrie co-stars as she makes career announcement

Brooke Vincent has announced she's taking over from Gemma Atkinson as she goes on maternity leave.

Former Emmerdale actress Gemma hosts a show on Hits Radio with Mike Toolan.

She is preparing to welcome her second child with Strictly professional Gorka Marquez.

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Corrie legend Brooke, 30, will fill in for Gemma and host her first show on Monday, June 5 from 4pm, until 7pm.

Sharing the news with her fans, Brooke penned: "The news is out!!! I am absolutely over the moon to be covering Gemma on her maternity leave and keeping old Toolan in check on Hits Radio UK!

"You can tune in from Monday 5th June to hear my little dulcet tones!!!

"From 4pm-7pm on your drive time home. Gemma Atkinson, keep your phone on loud! I may need your help!"

This is her first major job since leaving Coronation Street back in 2019.

Unsurprisingly, Brooke's announcement caught the attention of her 936,000 followers, including her Corrie colleagues.

Sally Carman, who plays Abi Webster in Corrie, penned: "Oh now this is superb."

Former Corrie actress Georgia May Foote added: "Yasss girl. X"

While Ellie Leach, who recently left the ITV soap, commented a series of heart emojis.

Gemma also cheered on her temporary replacement, saying: "You’ll smash it! Good luck (with Tools obviously)," referring to their co-host.

Brooke played Sophie Webster on Coronation Street from 2004 until 2019.

Sophie left Weatherfield in 2019 to go travelling, and has not been seen since.

This was as a result of Brooke’s pregnancy, with the actress leaving to have a child of her own.

She since explained that she would not be returning, as the heavy filming schedule would result in too much time away from her children.

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However, with Sophie alive and well away from Weatherfield, the door remains open for her return.

Brooke shares sons Mexx, three, and Monroe, two, with West Bromwich Albion footballer Kean.

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