(This post was originally posted on the Coronation Street Blog July 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Nicola Adams used to be an extra on Coronation Street. And now she's hoping to get a Olympic gold medal in women's boxing for Team GB.
Nicola already has three world silver medals and the European title - and she worked on Corrie as an extra to fund her way to her Olympic dream
She said working on Corrie was her most enjoyable part-time work.
"I went for a part in 'My Parents Are Aliens'. I didn't get it, but they asked me if I was interested in being an extra and that was it, I was away."
"I sat in the Rovers Return and visited the post office, it was really exciting. The extra work I really enjoyed and seeing all the actors and stuff, I'd like to pursue that after my career."
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