List of Coronation Street characters (2019)

Coronation Street is a British soap opera first broadcast on 9 December 1960. The following is a list of characters introduced in 2019, by order of first appearance. All characters are introduced by series producer Iain MacLeod. The first character to be introduced is Natalie Watkins (Cassie Bradley), an acquaintance of Nick Tilsley (Ben Price), in January, followed by Bertie Osbourne, the son of Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) and Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) and Andrea Abruzzi (Luca Malacrino) a hairdresser who applies for a job at Trim Up North. Jan Lozinski (Piotr Baumann), a builder working for Gary Windass (Mikey North), first appears in March, followed by Alina (Ruxandra Porojnicu), a love interest for Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni), in April. The Bailey family - consisting of brothers James Bailey (Nathan Graham) and Michael Bailey (Ryan Russell), their father Ed Bailey (Trevor Michael Georges) and mother Aggie Bailey (Lorna Laidlaw) - are introduced in June. Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove), the mother of Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) and Paul Foreman (Peter Ash), arrives in July. Gary's client Derek Milligan (Craige Els) emerged in August. Bernie's ex-partner Kel Hinchley (Joe Alessi) and Hope Stape's teaching assistant Jade Rowan (Lottie Henshall) arrive in September. Gemma's quadruplets Aled, Carys, Llio and Bryn are born in October. Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher), the niece of Roy Cropper (David Neilson) turns up in November. Diana Bailey (actress to be cast), the third child of the family, will join later in the year. Additionally, multiple other characters appear throughout the year.

Natalie WatkinsEdit

Natalie Watkins
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byCassie Bradley
First appearanceEpisode 9657
2 January 2019 (2019-01-02)
Last appearanceEpisode 9791
10 June 2019 (2019-06-10)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationFormer; recurring
Profile
OccupationTrainee hairdresser

Natalie Watkins, played by Cassie Bradley, made her first appearance in episode 9657, broadcast on 2 January 2019.[1] She was uncredited until episode 9668 on 16 January 2019.[2] Details of the character and storyline were announced on 12 January 2019.[3] Natalie is an acquaintance of Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) who worked with Nick at his restaurant in Nottingham.[3] Nick enlists Natalie in his plan to rob his grandmother, Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls), in return for some of the money.[4] When Nick fails to pay her, Natalie arrives in Weatherfield to confront him. Nick's partner, Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson), spots them speaking, so he claims that Natalie is his divorce lawyer.[3] Nick's brother, David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd), realises that Natalie is involved in the scheme and confronts Nick.[3] Bradley expressed her delight at joining the cast, commenting, "feeling very honoured [and] excited to be on this street".[5]

The character is reintroduced in March 2019 when she arrives at Nick and David's barbers for a job. Vickie Scullard of the Manchester Evening News reported that Natalie's return would "cause some serious drama for Nick" and predicted that she would "blackmail him and threaten to expose him to his family".[6] Helen Daly of the Daily Express observed that Natalie is "out to get" Nick when she returns.[4] Writers placed Natalie in a new storyline as she develops a crush on David, who is engaged to Shona Ramsey (Julia Goulding), after he gives her an opportunity in the barbers. Bradley explained that Natalie "admires" David because he is "speaking up for her".[7] She thought that Natalie would be "a pretty good match" for Shona since they have similar personalities and backstories. Bradley called them "rough diamonds" and looked forward to seeing them quarrel.[7]

Bertie OsbourneEdit

Bertie Osbourne
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byRufus & Eli Morgan-Smith
Ellis Blain
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9667
14 January 2019 (2019-01-14)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; recurring

Bertie Osbourne made his first appearance in episode 9667, broadcast on 14 January 2019.[8] He is the son of Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) and Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn). Bertie was at first played by a fake baby, with Mallard revealing that he had to "trick himself" to believe it was real, also stating that he was looking forward to working with a real baby as he had been "broody for years".[9] McGlynn revealed that she was "really nervous" when she began working with the real babies playing the role as she didn't have much past experience.[10] Mallard said that "Daniel is not ready really [to be a father]. He can read as much as he likes, but the reality is almost always different" but also said that a baby is "like a second start for Daniel".[11]

Shortly after discovering that she is pregnant, Sinead is diagnosed with an aggressive form of cervical cancer and she keeps quiet but tells Daniel's dad Ken Barlow (William Roache) after he finds her at the hospital and persuades him not to tell Daniel. Sinead collapses and Ken is forced to tell Daniel and he did not forgive him at first but Ken's son Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) talks Daniel round. Sinead decides to undergo chemotherapy at the end of her first trimester, instead of starting aggressive radiotherapy which would require her to terminate her pregnancy. Sinead is later told that her cancer has not responded to the treatment, and that she requires an emergency caesarean section in order to save the baby and allow her to change to a different treatment. Shortly after he is born prematurely, the baby contracts an infection. After he recovers, Daniel and Sinead decide to name him Bertie, after Albert Tatlock (Jack Howarth).[11] A couple of months after his birth, Bertie is discharged from the hospital. Under pressure from Sinead's family, Daniel agrees to have Bertie christened. Sinead and Daniel choose three godparents for Bertie, they choose Beth, Sinead's ex-fiancé Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) and Ken's adoptive daughter, Tracy McDonald (Kate Ford).

Andrea AbruzziEdit

Andrea Abruzzi, played by Luca Malacrino, first appears in episode 9687, first broadcast on 6 February 2019.[12] The character and Malacrino's casting details were announced on 26 January 2019.[13] Andrea is Italian and billed as "full of passion, style and charisma".[13] Malacrino described his character as "fiery, stylish and a lot of fun".[13] He is introduced as a hairdresser at Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and David Platt's (Jack P. Shepherd) new indie barbershop.[12] Malacrino signed a guest contract to appear in multiple episodes.[13] Upon receiving the invitation to audition for the role, Malacrino consulted his mother about whether he should fly from his home in Los Angeles for the role.[13] He expressed his delight at appearing in the soap and as a character different to other roles he has portrayed.[13] The character made his last appearance in episode 9712, originally broadcast on 8 March 2019.[14]

Jan LozinskiEdit

Jan Lozinski
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byPiotr Baumann
First appearanceEpisode 9712
8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
Last appearanceEpisode 9866
4 September 2019 (2019-09-04)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationFormer; regular
Profile
OccupationBuilder

Jan Lozinski, played by Piotr Baumann, first appears in episode 9712, first broadcast on 8 March 2019.[14] Jan is introduced as a love interest for Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver). He is a builder who is employed by Gary Windass (Mikey North) for work on the roof of the local factory.[15] Media outlets and viewers noticed many similaries between Jan and Konrad Topolski, the character which Baumann portrayed in rival soap opera EastEnders. They observed that both characters are builders fixing a roof and love interests for "acerbic blondes".[15][16] On 8 March 2019, it was announced that the character would be involved in an issue-led story about modern slavery.[17] The story team worked with the Salvation Army on the story. Series producer Iain MacLeod wanted to highlight that "slavery hides in plain sight".[17]

He first arrives on the street when he is hired by Gary Windass (Mikey North) as a builder. He later recognises Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) by her voice and begins a flirtatious relationship with her, to the chagrin of Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni), who blames him for losing his job. He later moves in with Eileen and Seb forgives him after he gives him a bike to start his own business. However, Jan becomes nervous when Seb takes a job at a local nail bar and even more so when he sees him with Alina Pop (Ruxandra Porojnicu).

Alina PopEdit

Alina Pop
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byRuxandra Porojnicu
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9750
22 April 2019 (2019-04-22)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; regular
Profile
OccupationNail technician

Alina Pop, played by Ruxandra Porojnicu, first appears in episode 9750, first broadcast on 22 April 2019.[18] The character and Porojnicu's casting details were announced on 1 March 2019.[19] Alina is introduced as a love interest for Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni). She works at a nail bar which Seb visits to fix a burst pipe.[19] Porojnicu and Visioni were pictured by paparazzi filming on-location in February 2019.[19]

On 8 March 2019, it was announced that the characters would be involved in an issue-led story about modern slavery alongside Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) and Jan Lozinski (Piotr Baumann).[17] The story begins when Seb discovers Alina living in "squalid conditions" after entering the UK from Eastern Europe through a "human trafficking ring".[17] Alina is helped by Seb, who endangers his life and other lives too.[17] The story team worked with Salvation Army on the story. Kathy Betteridge, director of anti-trafficking and modern slavery, was pleased that Coronation Street was tackling the subject.[17] Series producer Iain MacLeod wanted to highlight that "slavery hides in plain sight" since the topic is "one of the biggest hidden scandals in the UK today".[17] He observed that various low-cost businesses could be run by employees who have been "coerced, threatened and exploited" in a similar fashion to Alina.[17]

James BaileyEdit

James Bailey
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byNathan Graham
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9776
22 May 2019 (2019-05-22)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; regular
Profile
OccupationFootballer

James Bailey, played by Nathan Graham, first appears in episode 9776, first broadcast on 22 May 2019.[20] Details about the character and Graham's casting was announced on 6 April 2019.[21] James is introduced as a member of the Bailey family, consisting of: brothers, James and Michael Bailey (Ryan Russell), and their parents, Ed Bailey (Trevor Michael Georges) and Aggie Bailey (Lorna Laidlaw).[21] The family are introduced when they move into 3 Coronation Street.[21] The family are the first black family to appear on the soap since 2013.[22] Producer Iain MacLeod called the family "funny, warm and will pull together through thick and thin" and expressed his joy at their castings, adding that the actors work well together.[21] Graham expressed his delight at joining the cast and becoming part of the Bailey family.[21]

James is 19 years old and the youngest member of the Bailey family.[21][23] He is a gifted footballer who plays for Weatherfield County's youth football team and is characterised as attractive, hard-working, "brooding", "quiet, modest and hard-working".[21][23] He is close to his father and brother and billed as Edison's "pride and joy" and a friend to Michael.[21][24] Graham called James "the apple of his father's eye" and explained that Edison wanted to be a footballer, but could not manage it, so is "almost living his life through James".[23] In regards to his career, Graham described James as "very determined and driven to achieving his dreams" as he hopes to progress and move to better football teams.[23] MacLeod called James "a fundamentally decent guy".[25] James establishes a close bond with Bethany Platt (Lucy Fallon) after his arrival when she mistakenly tries for a relationship with him, unaware that he is gay.[25]

James is the first member of the Bailey family to be introduced. He first appears as part of a storyline about Steve McDonald's (Simon Gregson) work troubles, which sees the character held at knifepoint by a taxi customer.[20] MacLeod explained that at that point, the audience are unaware of James' identity.[20] When James and two friends refuse to pay their taxi fare, Steve chases them with a baseball bat. James is consequently knocked down by a car, but claims that he is fine and does not want to "make a fuss" due to his career.[20] James and Steve soon bond and MacLeod confirmed that James would establish friendships with Steve and Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) as they are in awe of his football connection.[25]

MacLeod noted that James would be worried about coming out to his family and that his homosexuality would affect his football career.[21] Graham looked forward to the storylines that he would be given.[21] It was subsequently confirmed that James would be at the centre of an issue-led story exploring homophobia in football.[26] MacLeod did not want to portray a "normal coming out story where we see James wrestling with his sexuality", but wanted to display him worried about sharing his secret and "scared" about being open in his vocation.[26] MacLeod also revealed that James would face an initial negative response to his sexuality from some members of his family, but they soon warm to the idea.[23]

Ed BaileyEdit

Ed Bailey
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byTrevor Michael Georges
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9790
10 June 2019 (2019-06-10)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; regular
Profile
OccupationFormer property developer
builder

Edison "Ed" Bailey, played by Trevor Michael Georges, first appears in June 2019.[21] The character and Georges' casting details were announced on 6 April 2019.[21] Edison is introduced as a member of the Bailey family, consisting of: brothers, Michael Bailey (Ryan Russell) and James Bailey (Nathan Graham), and their parents, Ed and Aggie Bailey (Lorna Laidlaw).[21] The family are introduced when they move into 3 Coronation Street and purchase the local construction yard.[21] The family are the first black family to appear on the soap since 2013.[22] Producer Iain MacLeod called the family "funny, warm and will pull together through thick and thin" and expressed his joy at their castings, adding that the actors work well together.[21] Russell expressed his disbelief at joining the soap having watched the show as a child. He found it "humbling" to be featured in a script with the longest-serving character Ken Barlow (William Roache).[21]

Ed is in his 50s and is a former property developer-turned-builder who purchases the construction yard with Michael. The character is billed as "a no nonsense kind of bloke who has made his own way in life".[21] He is described as "one of the lads" who enjoys a pint and a laugh with his friends.[21] Ed is extremely in love with Aggie, evidenced through his affection to her, but he also regularly moans about her lively personality as she has fun with her friends.[21][25] MacLeod called Ed and Aggie "soulmates" who are loyal to their family and very friendly with each other.[21] Ed considers James to his "pride and joy".[21] Graham explained that Ed is "living his life" through his son since he wanted to be a footballer as a child.(He has mentioned being a fan of Arsenal F.C.) He added that to Ed, James is "the golden child".[23] Edison also establishes friendships with Ken and Roy Cropper (David Neilson).[25] It is revealed that Ed has a gambling addiction, which Michael tries to help him cover.

Michael BaileyEdit

Michael Bailey
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byRyan Russell
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9792
12 June 2019 (2019-06-12)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; regular
Profile
OccupationLaborer

Michael Bailey, played by Ryan Russell, first appears in June 2019.[21] Details about the character and Russell's casting details were announced on 6 April 2019.[21] Michael is introduced as a member of the Bailey family, consisting of: brothers, Michael and James Bailey (Nathan Graham), and their parents, Ed Bailey (Trevor Michael Georges) and Aggie Bailey (Lorna Laidlaw).[21] The family are introduced when they move into 3 Coronation Street and purchase the local construction yard.[21] The family are the first black family to appear on the soap since 2013.[22] Producer Iain MacLeod called the family "funny, warm and will pull together through thick and thin" and expressed his joy at their castings, adding that the actors work well together.[21] Russell expressed his delight at joining the cast and portraying Michael, who he deemed to be a "challenge".[21]

Michael is 27 years old and the eldest child in the Bailey family. He is a laborer who purchases the construction yard with Edison. The character is billed as a "cheeky-chappy" who is confident, "endlessly optimistic" and "fiercely protective" of James.[21] He is close to his mother and is described as "the apple of Aggie's eye".[21] MacLeod called Michael "an exuberant, loveable dreamer with a huge heart".[21] He also opined that Michael acts as the "glue that holds the family together".[21] Michael establishes friendships with Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson), Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) and Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne).[25] Writers also gave the character a love interest as an opportunity to explore his personality. Russell explained that it would showcase how Michael is "not as confident as he initially makes out" as he struggles with his efforts to impress.[27] On the character's romanntic advances, Russell commented, "Michael knows he's not the smoothest guy in the world but he can still charm someone over when given the opportunity."[27] MacLeod thought that the character and his romantic efforts were "endearing" as he is naturally charming.[27] He described Michael as a combination of Steve, Only Fools and Horses character Del Boy (David Jason) and Four Weddings and a Funeral character Charles (Hugh Grant). Dan Seddon of entertainment website Digital Spy liked the combination and looked forward to seeing it onscreen.[27]

Aggie BaileyEdit

Aggie Bailey
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byLorna Laidlaw
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9793
12 June 2019 (2019-06-12)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; regular
Profile
OccupationFormer nurse and pharmacy assistant
Café waitress

Aggie Bailey, played by Lorna Laidlaw, first appears in June 2019.[21] The character and Laidlaw's casting details were announced on 6 April 2019.[21] Aggie is introduced as a member of the Bailey family, consisting of: brothers, Michael Bailey (Ryan Russell) and James Bailey (Nathan Graham), and their parents, Aggie and Ed Bailey (Trevor Michael Georges).[21] The family are introduced when they move into 3 Coronation Street and purchase the local construction yard.[21] The family are the first black family to appear on the soap since 2013.[22] Producer Iain MacLeod called the family "funny, warm and will pull together through thick and thin" and expressed his joy at their castings, adding that the actors work well together.[21] Laidlaw expressed her excitement at joining the soap, which she called "a staple" of British television.[21] Laidlaw was highly publicised for playing Mrs Tembe in the BBC soap opera Doctors, a role she played until leaving in February 2019. The actress was concerned about transferring from one soap to another, but thought the characters varied enough.[28] She also revealed that she was surprised to be offered the role of Aggie.[28]

Aggie is in her 50s and is a pharmacy assistant. The character is billed as "friendly, fun and outrageous in equal measures".[21] Laidlaw contrasted Aggie's characteristics with that of Mrs Tembe, opining that they are very different and "on the other end of the scale" to Mrs Tembe.[28] Aggie favours Michael and considers him to be "the apple of [her] eye".[21] Writers created an evident love and chemistry between Aggie and Edison and it is clear how in love they are with each other.[21] MacLeod called Aggie and Edison "soulmates" who are loyal to their family and very friendly with each other.[21] Aggie also establishes friendships with Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) and Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver).[25] When it is revealed that Ed has a gambling addiction, Aggie begins working at Roy's Rolls as a waitress in order to earn more money.

Bernie WinterEdit

Bernie Winter
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byJane Hazlegrove
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9829
24 July 2019 (2019-07-24)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; regular

Bernie Winter, played by Jane Hazlegrove, first appears in July 2019.[29] The character and Hazlegrove's casting details were announced on 1 May 2019.[29] Bernie is introduced as the "estranged" mother of established characters Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) and Paul Foreman (Peter Ash).[29] Hazlegrove expressed her delight at her casting and recalled how she began her acting career on Coronation Street, having portrayed Sue Clayton in 1985.[29][30] On Hazlegrove's casting, a show spokesperson commented, "We are very pleased that the fantastic Jane Hazlegrove has agreed to join the cast as the irrepressible and impossible Gemma's even more irrepressible and impossible mother. Fur will fly!"[29] Hazlegrove began filming in May 2019.[31] The first image of Hazlegrove in the role of Bernie was released on 1 June 2019. Joe Anderton of Digital Spy thought that the actress appeared "almost unrecognisable" as Bernie and quipped that she had been "Gemma'd".[32]

Bernie is billed as "an old raver who still sees herself as a free spirit" and dislikes hard work and responsibility.[29] Her backstory states that she struggled as a parent to Gemma and Paul, having repeatedly let them down as she embarked on a "party" lifestyle".[29] She is first mentioned in April 2019 when Bernie fails to support Gemma after she plans to leave Weatherfield, the show's fictional setting.[29] Bernie arrives to support Gemma through her pregnancy and prove herself as a mother. While Gemma is pleased to see her, Paul is "suspicious of her motives".[29] Campbell believed that Bernie's arrival would supply "a real insight into what made Gemma the person she is today".[31] She added that Gemma is pleased that her mother is there to assist her in her pregnancy.[31]

Ray CrosbyEdit

Ray Crosby
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byMark Frost
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9836
31 July 2019 (2019-07-31)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; regular

Ray Crosby, played by Mark Frost, first appears on 31 July 2019, as a hotelier who is impressed by Alya Nazir (Sair Khan) and Michelle Connor's (Kym Marsh) catering and offers Michelle a permanent job. On 27 December, Michelle is stunned when she finds out that it was Ray who was the new owner of the bistro.

Derek MilliganEdit

Derek Milligan
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byCraige Els
Duration2019
First appearance9 August 2019
Last appearance25 December 2019
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationFormer; guest
Profile
OccupationBusinessman

Derek Milligan, played by Craige Els, first appeared on 9 August 2019 and made his last appearance on 25 December 2019. He is a businessman and the client of Gary Windass (Mikey North), who ends up blackmailing Derek in collaborating with his scheme to invest in the "Underworld Factory"; with Derek being implied to owe Gary in debt to him. Derek initially complies to Gary's demands, but later attempts to stand up for him - up to the point where he nearly ruins his scheme altogether. In retribution, Gary holds Derek captive until Christmas Eve that year in order to destroy his last-efforts of reconciling with his ex-wife and their children. The following day on Christmas 2019, Derek - seeking revenge on Gary - steals a gun from his shop and ends up causing a siege at the local public house, "The Rovers Return Inn", in an attempt to confront Gary. When Gary appears, Derek fires the gun to prove his intent on killing Gary - though he unknowingly ends up shooting one of Gary's neighbors, Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill), in the process; Robert is later hospitalized and passes away from his injuries. When Gary flees, Derek peruses him to a theme park where they end up having a fight; which ends with Derek tumbling off the roof after shooting Gary and a local resident, Shona Platt (Julia Goulding), during the struggle. Gary attempts to bring Derek up to safety, but loses his grip and watches as Derek falls off a roof. He is later pronounced dead and his body is taken away.

Kel HinchleyEdit

Kel Hinchley
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byJoseph Alessi
Duration2019−2020
First appearanceEpisode 9873
13 September 2019 (2019-09-13)
Last appearanceEpisode 9983
17 January 2020 (2020-01-17)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationFormer; recurring

Kel Hinchley, played by Joseph Alessi, first appears on 13 September 2019. He is the ex-partner of Bernie Winter (Jane Hazlegrove). It is revealed that when Bernie's son, Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) was 14, Kel sexually abused him.[33][34] After Kel's actions are exposed, Bernie reports him to the police.

Jade RowanEdit

Jade Rowan
Coronation Street character
Portrayed byLottie Henshall
Duration2019−2020
First appearanceEpisode 9885
27 September 2019 (2019-09-27)
Last appearanceEpisode 10020
4 March 2020 (2020-03-04)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationFormer; regular
Profile
Occupation
  • Care worker
  • Teaching Assistant

Jade Rowan, played by Lottie Henshall, made her first appearance on 27 September 2019. She is introduced as a care worker who had worked with Hope Stape (Isabella Flanagan) while she was in Birmingham and is invited to live with the family by Hope's mother, Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine). Fiz and her fiancé Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) are delighted by Jade's presence around the house, however, Tyrone's grandmother Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) is suspicious of Jade's motives. Knowing that Evelyn disagrees with Fiz's parenting methods, Jade expresses her annoyance with the way Fiz is treating Hope. However, Evelyn sides with Fiz. As a result, Jade leaves and visits the grave of John Stape (Graeme Hawley), revealing that she is John's daughter.

When Fiz and Tyrone realise that Jade is John's daughter, they kick her out. When Hope goes missing, they assume Jade has taken her and call the police; however, Jade later finds Hope at John's grave. When Fiz confronts Jade, she strikes her over the head, leaving her unconscious in her living room; Jade escapes, and returns weeks later in a bid to seduce Tyrone. She threatens to tell the police about the assault so she can take care of Hope, but Hope stands up for her parents, and Jade leaves.

On 29 December 2019, it was announced that Henshall would be leaving the soap and Jade would depart at the conclusion of her storyline.[35] Jade departed on 4 March 2020.[36]

Aled, Carys, Llio and Bryn Winter-BrownEdit

Aled, Carys, Llio and Bryn Winter-Brown
Coronation Street character
Duration2019−
First appearanceEpisode 9911
30 October 2019 (2019-10-30)
Introduced byIain MacLeod
ClassificationPresent; recurring

Aled, Carys, Llio and Bryn Winter-Brown are the quadruplet children of Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) and Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell). The concept of the characters was announced in May 2019. A show spokesperson told Inside Soap that the quadruplets' introduction would spark the exposure of "a more vulnerable side to Gemma", adding, "Typically, Gemma and Chesney have very different ideas on parenting, so how will the pair cope with the new four arrivals?"[37] The following month, it was confirmed that eight babies would be cast to portray the quadruplets.[37]

They are born in a cable car during a holiday break in Llandudno, Wales. Aled is the eldest child, followed by Carys and Llio, making Bryn the youngest child. Aled and Carys are named after the paramedics who tend to Gemma during labour, Llio is named after the nurse caring for Gemma in hospital, and Bryn is named after the surgeon performing Gemma's caesarean section.

In February 2020, Gemma is worried that of Aled so she takes him to the GP, she and Chesney later found out that Aled has severe hearing loss in both ears. In April 2020, he is placed with hearing aids and can actually hear Gemma and Chesney and Chesney is glad but Gemma is worried about Aled still.

Nina LucasEdit

Nina Lucas, played by Mollie Gallagher, first appears in November 2019.[38] The character and Gallagher's casting were first announced on 5 November 2019. [39] Nina is introduced as the long-lost niece of established character Roy Cropper (David Neilson), who is eventually forced to live with him following the death of her father Richard (Paul Bown). On her casting, Gallagher said, "Nina is a really interesting character, she is a bit of an outsider and although she is reluctant to let Roy into her life she soon realises they have more in common than she first thought."[40]

Other charactersEdit

Character Date(s) Actor Circumstances
May Radfield 14 January Helene Maksoud[41] The supposedly deceased wife of Duncan Radfield (Nicholas Gleaves) and mother of Olivia Radfield (Arianna Ajtar).
James Woodgate 25 January–8 March James Butler[42] A friend of Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) and they travel to France together.
Big Garth 4 February–18 December Victor McGuire[43] A street trader who Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) attempts to sell stolen goods to. He later returns to the cobbles to set up a Winter Wonderland.
Lolly 22 February–31 March Katherine Pearce[44] Kate Connor's (Faye Brookes) best friend from secondary school. She gets involved in the planning of Kate's wedding to Rana Habeeb (Bhavna Limbachia). She damages Rana's wedding dress, which is why Rana was in the factory at the time of the roof collapse.
Anton Radkov 6–29 March Leart Dokle[45] A builder working with Gary Windass (Mikey North) and Jan Lozinski (Piotr Baumann).
Rachel Healy 7 March–30 August Verity Henry[46] A rival salon owner to Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and David Platt's (Jack P. Shepherd) place.
Chloe 31 March Eleanor Booth[47] An ex-offender hired to work at the Bistro.
Sharon Geary 17 April–22 July, 6 March 2020– Naomi Cooper-Davis[48] An enforcer working for Rick Neelan (Greg Wood).
Kelly Neelan 28 June–19 July Millie Gibson[49] The daughter of Rick Neelan (Greg Wood) who comes looking for him after his death.
Jed Moss 2–30 August Branwell Donaghey The father of Tyler Jefferies (Will Barnett) and former partner of Vicky Jefferies (Kerri Quinn) who attempts to reconnect with both after discovering Vicky is pregnant with Robert Preston's (Tristan Gemmill) child.
John Brooker 12 August Noel White[50] The alleged father of Emma Brooker (Alexandra Mardell) who announces on his death bed that he is not her biological father.
Martine Skelton 27 September Corrinne Wicks[51] A woman who goes on a date with Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell).
Abe Crowley 9 October–7 November Liam Boyle[52] A convict who befriends David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) in prison after he covers for him.
Jessica Hadaway 18–25 October Wendy Albiston[53] Sinead Osbourne's (Katie McGlynn) palliative care nurse.
Tez Collier 18 October–1 November Nick Judge[54] A prison inmate who attacks Josh Tucker (Ryan Clayton).
Richard Lucas 11 November–18 December Paul Bown[55] Roy Cropper's (David Neilson) long-lost half-brother who he played online scrabble with. Upon meeting him, Roy discovers he is dying.
Tara Swift 11 November 2019–21 February 2020 Catherine Ayers A Freshco's representative who offers Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) and Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) money to use their quads to advertise the shop.
Grace Vickers 20 November– Kate Spencer[56] Michael Bailey's (Ryan Russell) ex-girlfriend who left him and gave birth to his daughter, Tianna.
Tianna Vickers 20 November– Uncredited[56] Michael Bailey's (Ryan Russell) baby daughter with Grace Vickers (Kate Spencer).
Andy Wingfield 27 November–6 December Dean Smith[57] A counsellor who works with Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) following his disclosure of his sexual abuse by Kel Hinchley (Joseph Alessi).
Charlie Wood 11 December 2019–31 January 2020 Siân Reeves[58] Tim Metcalfe's (Joe Duttine) secret wife, who he had not realised that he legally married in Las Vegas 14 years prior.
Sonny Jefferies 20–26 December Uncredited The newborn son of Robert Preston (Tristan Gemmill) and Vicky Jefferies (Kerri Quinn). Sonny leaves for Ireland on Boxing Day with his mother and half-brother, Tyler Jefferies (Will Barnett), after his father is shot and killed on Christmas Day 2019.

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