'She's quite a mover': Coronation Street's Catherine Tyldesley backs her former co-star Katie McGlynn to WIN new series of Strictly Come Dancing
She took part in the 2019 series of Strictly and danced with Johannes Radebe.
The actress, 37, said 'She's quite a mover' when asked about Katie appearing in this years show.
The star went on to say: 'She also has great comedy timing and I think when people get to know her they are going to absolutely love her on the show.'
The actress - who played Eva Price on Corrie from 2011 to 2018 -appeared alongside Katie on the Cobbles.
Katie played Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street from 2013 to 2020 but left the show because she hadn't been given a 'decent story.'
Catherine's support comes after Katie sliced open her foot during filming for the dancing series last week.
The actress is said to have been left in 'severe pain' after kicking the Glitterball trophy in a filming gaffe.
Katie's spokesperson told MailOnline: 'During filming promotional content for Strictly, Katie accidentally sustained a small cut to her foot as a result of kicking a prop.
'The injury is minimal, doesn't require any further attention and she is completely fine'
It's claimed that Rochdale-born Katie was unaware that the Glitterball on set was the genuine article, and so 'pelted' the ball with full force while wearing a pair of strappy heels.
A source told The Sun: 'She was absolutely raging because nobody told her that it was a genuine glass glitterball. Her feet were properly exposed in high heels and she was dolled up to the nines for filming.
'After giving it a brief run-up, she pelted the ball and was left in severe pain. There was glass everywhere and everyone was left in shock at what happened.
According to the source, the filming session was immediately halted so that Katie's foot could be tended to.
The insider claimed that Katie was upset that nobody on set instructed her to pretend to kick it, nor warned her that it was so heavy.
A BBC spokesperson reportedly told the publication that Katie sustained a 'minor cut to her foot' and was 'absolutely fine' after an on-site medic applied a plaster.
MailOnline has contacted Strictly for comment.