A former Coronation Street star has issued a huge career update to fans as she prepares to make a move away from TV.

Brooke Vincent, who starred in the Manchester-based soap opera from 2004 to 2019, is well-known for playing Sophie Webster on the cobbles.

This update comes as she covers for Hits Radio DJ Gemma Atkinson as she takes maternity leave.

Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent makes career update

The star is now looking to make her stage debut in an adaptation of the hit BBC drama The Syndicate which will go on tour across the UK this year.

The play, which is being directed by former Emmerdale actor Gaynor Faye, tells the story of five supermarket workers whose lottery numbers give them their big break.

Brooke, who left the ITV programme before giving birth to two sons with her footballer fiance Kean Bryan, told fans on Instagram: "It’s Happening!!! @syndicatetheplay."

Ryan Thomas, another former Coronation Street star, was quick to show his support, telling the soon-to-be theatre star: "Can't wait to see this! @msgfaye @maxgeorge @brookelevivincent."

Brooke previously told fans after securing the role: "I am so excited to be back on stage and thrilled to be working with Gaynor on The Syndicate.

"Kay was such a legend and the TV series was brilliant. She has written a brilliantly vibrant character in Amy and I can’t wait to get on the road and get my teeth into the role on stage."

Brooke will play Amy who is the sister-in-law of supermarket assistant Jamie, who will be played by The Wanted star Max George.

The stage play will begin touring in April and visit locations all across the country including Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Richmond and Scotland's largest city Glasgow.

The Syndicate can be found on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.