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Coronation Street Star Cherylee Houston Returns To Filming After Long Absence

January 9, 2023

Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston, who plays Izzy Armstrong on the ITV soap, has retuned to filming after a long absence.

Cherylee has been part of Coronation Street for 12 years, but she hasn’t appeared on the cobbles since 2020 due to the pandemic.

The actress has a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, meaning she’s been forced to shield at home for an extended period because it makes her vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Cherylee made an appearance on Corrie via Zoom in 2021 alongside her real-life husband, Toby Hadoke, to highlight the challenges experienced by disabled people during the pandemic – but now she’s officially heading back to the street.

Coronation Street told Digital Spy that the soap star returned to filming before Christmas and has made a full-time return.

In November, Cherylee received an MBE for her services to drama and to people with disabilities.

Speaking about the importance of disabled people being represented on screen, she said: “If you think when you were growing up who your role models were, who influenced you, if you as a disabled child don’t have that, how do you know what you can do?”

Cherylee continued: “That’s why I firmly believe the more we’re on our screens, the more we’re going to be understood, the more people care and empathise and will ensure that we will have equal rights and equal opportunity, because it’s about equality.

“It would be nice if the world was a bit more physically accessible.”

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