Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote will be judging the Miss Ireland semi-final this weekend.
The UK actress – who plays Katy Armstrong in the TV3 show – will be jetting across on Friday.
Organisers have pulled out all the stops to get her on the panel in the Wright Venue, as she helps decide who goes through to the Miss Ireland final on July 19.
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A spokesman confirmed the news, saying they “are delighted” to have her as part of the judges. And Georgia said she couldn’t wait, adding that the Wright Venue was her “favourite place”.
It comes months before Georgia will be leaving Coronation Street after TV bosses decided to axe her character – leaving her gutted.
The winner of Miss Ireland this year will take over from Aoife Walsh, and follow in the footsteps of Rosanna Davison.