Julia's got a taste for Corrie!

REGULARS at the Rovers Return have been enjoying Betty's hot pot for decades.

But Rita, Ken, Deirdre and co could soon be tucking in to a new dish – a speciality pie made by a Hartlepool hospital worker.

Keen cook Julia Kiss sent a photograph of her own corned beef and potato pie into ITV's This Morning programme as part of a competition.

After getting through to the final 10, the 46-year-old is hoping she can make it all the way, which would see her pie written into a storyline on Coronation Street.

Now Julia is urging Mail readers to back her culinary skills and go online and register their vote.

To vote for Julia, log onto http://thismorning.itv.com/thismorning/food/vote-your-favourite-dish

Julia, who works as an information analyst at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, said: "Imagine seeing your own dish on Coronation Street next to the hotpot on the menu, it would be brilliant.

"I have always enjoyed cooking, so when I saw the competition I thought I would try my luck.

"It would be something excellent to look back on if I won it, I would definitely watch that episode."

Votes can be registered online for the 10 chosen semi-finalists until this Friday.

The three cooks with the highest number of votes will then be announced live on air on the programme next Monday morning.

This Morning's resident chef Phil Vickery will cook the three most popular dishes later this month, with celebrity judges Phillip Schofield, soap specialist Sharon Marshall and a Coronation Street cast member deciding which dish will appear on the nation's favourite cobbles.

Julia, who lives in the Fens area of Hartlepool, added: "I am really excited by it all and quite confident as well.

"I have just been encouraging everyone to go online and vote for me, it doesn't cost anything."

It is not the first time Julia has made it into the latter stages of competitions.

She once won a car from Take a Break magazine.

And last year the Mail told of how she cooked with Marco Pierre White on a Mediterranean cruise after winning another breakfast TV competition on GMTV.

She added: "I have always had a thing for entering competitions.

"And over the years I have won quite a few bits and bobs.

"This year I saw this competition advertised and thought seen as though I like entering them and I like cooking I would be silly not to go for it.

"I'm glad I did."