Cobbles call for Sheffield Coronation Street fan Jess

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SHEFFIELD track and field star Jessica Ennis took a trip over the Pennines when she swapped the training field for the cobbles.

The heptathlete pulled pints behind the bar in the Rovers Return and met the cast when she visited the Coronation Street set.

Jess, 26, was taken on a special tour of Weatherfield in a break between training sessions for the London Olympics.

She was in Manchester preparing for the Great City Games on May 20 when she will formally begin her Olympic season and her bid for medals.

Jess said she was angling for a cameo on the popular ITV soap, revealing she never misses an episode.

“I’m a huge Coronation Street fan and it is wonderful to set foot on the world famous cobbles,” she said.

She met stars Antony Cotton and Samia Ghadie and they told her the whole country was behind her.

Ghadie said: “We were star struck to meet Jessica, she is a true sporting hero and we are all backing her bid for Olympic gold. We wish her - and all the other members of Team GB - the very best for the London 2012 Games.”