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05/12/2013 02:30 GMT

Cheryl Cole Joins 'Coronation Street' Cast In Special Episode For ITV's 'Text Santa' (PICS)

It seems Cheryl Cole is keeping her employment options open now that Girls Aloud have split up - and just days after she tried her hand at being a financial trader she's behind the bar of the Rovers.

Well a girl's gotta earn her keep.

Cheryl was spotted filming scenes at the 'Coronation Street' boozer where she was pictured with Michelle Keegan pulling pints behind the bar.

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Cheryl Cole and Michelle Keegan aka Tina McIntyre

Michelle's character, barmaid Tina McIntyre, is due to be killed off in the New Year, so does this mean we'll be seeing more of Ms. Cole on the ITV soap?

Well, as amazing as that would be, alas, it's not going to happen.

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Cheryl's appearance on the cobbles is a one off unfortunately - and it's all in the name of ITV's annual Text Santa charity drive.

Chezza joined the rest of the cast for a special episode that will air on 20 December.

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The special storyline will see Cheryl arriving at the Rovers to look for her childhood friend, barmaid Tina, with the aim of taking her up to Newcastle to celebrate Christmas - but things don't quite go as planned.

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Speaking about her 'Corrie' cameo, Cheryl said: "It has always been part of my life, we'd all watch it as kids every night. It's surreal to be part of something I've watched my whole life.

"It's great to be able to support six wonderful charities and I really hope that this year's appeal makes a difference to many lives."

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