A FORMER West End actress living in Denbigh has starred in an ITV soap.

Tracy Spencer-Jones, who has lived in Denbigh for three years, appeared on Coronation Street on Monday, October 8.

The actress has previously performed in West End productions such as Blood Brothers, and chairs the Denbigh Workshop, a performing arts school and charity for young people, 

Appearing 10 minutes into Corrie's 8.30pm slot on ITV1, Ms Spencer-Jones played Dr Warwick in a two hander scene with actor James Burrows (Dr Ali).

Dr Warwick was assigned the task of suspending Dr Ali from the hospital as an investigation begins into his role in a recent death and a separate complaint made against him.

Ms Spencer-Jones said: "It's great to be involved in such an institution like Coronation Street, even in just a small way. It'd be great to become a 'regular' on the show and stranger things have happened so you never know.

"That's the beauty of my job - one day I'm on set and the next I'm performing street theatre, or teaching young people about sustainable palm oil and how they can't make a difference with their consumer powers."

Ms Spencer-Jones has previously appeared on the show as the doctor that delivered Sarah Platt's baby, as well as fellow ITV soap Emmerdale and 2016 series Houdini & Doyle.

"It's hard to come in and just establish a character with no back story but they [the Corrie cast] made me feel very at ease," she said.

"It's lovely to be back on the small screen, however brief!" she added.

Ms Spencer-Jones said that following the show she was inundated with messages and Facebook comments from family, neighbours, students and friends that she trained with as long as 20 years ago.

"That's the beauty of Facebook," she said.

The screening adds to a remarkable seven days for Ms Spencer-Jones, whose Denbigh Workshop recently received a major funding boost from the Community Foundation In Wales and Denbighshire and Conwy county councils for a brand-new 10-week project for young people aged seven to 16 with Autism, with more to be announced soon.

You can watch the Coronation Street episode by visiting ITV's iPlayer at www.itv.com.

To find out more about Denbigh Workshop email Ms Spencer-Jones at thedenbighworkshop@gmail.com