CORONATION Street star Sue Cleaver has made a surprise move into a new BBC reality show with an all-star cast.
It has been reported that Coronation Street favorite Sue Cleaver has been signed for the next series of BBC Two reality show Pilgrimage.
Sue, 60, has been best known for her role as feisty Eileen Grimshaw in the ITV soap since 2000.
Although she has no plans to leave the soap permanently, she will take some time off to take part in the BBC show.
It’s not the first time Sue has stepped off the cobbles. Last year she took a trip to the jungle.
Sue was a clear favorite to take part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in 2022 and viewers were devastated when Sue became the third contestant to be voted off the show.
The Corrie legend continued to hit the headlines for her dramatic weight loss, which saw her go from a size 16 to a size 12.
She later told Prima Mag that her weight loss journey began when she was in the jungle.
“I lost some weight in the jungle, but I’m not obsessed with diets: life is hard enough! There will always be external pressures and unfair expectations for women, but I refuse to give in to that,” she said.
Sue added how happy she is with her life at the moment, saying that she was doing well in her fifties, the happiest years of her life.
As she enters the new decade of her life, it seems Sue too is ready to take on a new challenge.
Pilgrimage is a religious reality show where celebrities from different faiths come together and walk one of the world’s historic pilgrimage routes.
While a representative for the show declined to confirm Sue’s appearance, she is expected to appear alongside an all-star cast that includes Christine McGuinness.
Christine, 35, will join the next group of celebrities to embark on one of these epic pilgrimages. And BBC bosses hope the mother-of-three’s journey of self-discovery will be enlightening, as well as making great television.
A source said: “Since stepping into the spotlight, Christine has bravely let fans into her personal life, from realizing she is autistic at the age of 33 and raising her three autistic children, to the breakdown of her marriage to Paddy McGuinness.”
“The pilgrimage comes at the perfect time for her as she begins to shake off grief and explore the potential of new love.
“Traditionally, pilgrimages have been undertaken to explore personal development towards a place of spiritual awakening and the BBC Two program has shown to have a profound influence on its cast.”
“Not only could the experience prove incredibly positive for Christine’s own development, bosses also hope her journey will bring real heart to the programme.
“Any revelation about Paddy or her current love life would of course also be a treat.”
Sue and Christine will be joined by another five celebrities who have yet to be announced.
Since 2018, Pilgrimage has been taking celebrities including Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison on epic journeys.
Season six premieres on BBC Two in 2024.