CORONATION Street star Kate Spencer has plenty of inspiring work to keep her busy once she leaves the Cobbles.
Kate's Grace Vickers character is set to leave the ITV soap later this year after her blackmail plot takes a disastrous turn.
When she's not acting her heart out on Corrie, the 29-year-old is a community superstar who mentors kids in foster care, teaches acting to young people and even volunteers at her local theatre's box office.
“I like doing other things, so I currently work in a box office as well – with Coronation Street’s approval," she told the Mirror.
“If I’ve got a quiet time with my storyline, I go back to Derby and work in the box office. I’ve been there for five years.”
She added: “I also mentor young people in foster care, and I lecture at my old drama school. I really enjoy it. I learn a lot about myself and other people and the world.”
It's not the first time Kate has branched out from acting recently.
She worked as an estate agent part-time during the height of the Covid pandemic.
The star revealed she had turned to property to get some "regularity" in her life as her role on the soap quietened down.
"Today was the last day at the part-time job I did during lockdown," she wrote alongside two photos of herself clutching flowers and a balloon.
"Huge shoutout to @BelvoirLetsWB for welcoming me in with open arms, teaching me all about property, giving me some sort of regularity over the last year and always having a giggle."
Alongside the beaming snaps, which saw the star dressed in office-ready attire outside her workplace, she concluded: "10months of gratefulness."
It's been a big year for Kate who also recently got engaged.
She got engaged boyfriend Paul Walker in June – and said yes, "a million times over" to his romantic proposal.
She told fans: "After the Tomahawk steak, before the Tiramisu, and with a coffee in hand, he turned me into an absolute blubbering mess. A million times over, completely and utterly yes."
The emotional star then used sweet hashtags on her Instagram post including "marrying my best friend" and "all of the tears".
Kate joined the cobbles in 2019 as Spencer the former girlfriend of Michael Bailey.
She's also starred in Doctors and Survive the Night on TV as well as on stage in productions of Alice in Wonderland, and Great Expectations.
Even though she's leaving Corrie, there may be a chance for Grace Vickers to return, but not before her blackmail scheme plays out.
Grace is demanding a house from Aggie and Ed Bailey after being rejected by their son Michael and has threatened to take away their granddaughter Glory if they don’t comply.
A source said: "Grace and Michael's relationship will come to an explosive head resulting in her leaving the street..
"Their relationship has been turbulent to say the least but it's about to go up a notch once more in the Autumn. It's going to be one of the major storylines on the show.
"The door has been left open for Grace to return to the street at a later date should producers decide they want her to return."
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