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Corrie's Katherine all set for reunion with Irish relatives

Part-Irish soapstar Katherine Kelly is jetting into town this Friday, the Diary can reveal.

But the actress, who plays feisty barmaid Becky Granger in Coronation Street, is no stranger to these shores, given that the beauty has relations down in Kerry.

One of the biggest stars in the series, she'll be here to meet and greet fans at the Palace nightclub in Navan, Co Meath.

And she can't wait to catch up with relatives during her weekend here.

Katherine's father John was born in the Kerry town of Castleisland before he moved to English city of Barnsley.

"I have about 40 cousins there and I loved going over when I was younger," said Katherine. "One day I'd love to move to Kerry -- I feel at home there. I spent all my summers there as a child."

The manager of the Palace, Darren Kavanagh, said: "We are so happy to have Katherine as our first celebrity appearance of 2010. We had hoped to have her at the club in early December, but due to various filming commitments she was unable to come over."