Tupele Dorgu (born 13 December 1977 in Preston, Lancashire) is an English actress and voice over artist. She is best known for playing the role of Kelly Crabtree in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2004 to 2010.
|Occupation||Actress, voice over artist|
|Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street & Dr Berrington in Hollyoaks|
|Television||Coronation Street (2004–2010)|
Strictly African Dancing (2005)
Soapstar Superstar (2007)
|Spouse(s)||Mark Flanagan (married 2009)|
Dorgu was educated in and around the Preston area; she attended St Clare's Primary School, Our Lady's High School and latterly at Kirkham Grammar School. Her mother is of Irish and English descent and her father is from Nigeria.
In winter 2010, Dorgu starred as the Sorceress in the pantomime Robin Hood at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle from 30 November until 15 January 2011. In mid-2011, she made a brief appearance on the BBC's Waterloo Road as newcomer Keeley James.
In January 2007, Dorgu was a contestant on UK reality programme Soapstar Superstar. The show, hosted by Zoë Ball, placed Dorgu up against ten other soap opera actors. Each night, they had to sing a different song with only 24 hours to learn it. Dorgu survived the bottom two for five nights and then finally went out after making it to the semi-finals.
|2003||Doctors||TV||Annette Poole||1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Nothing to Fear but..."|
|2003, 2004||Merseybeat||TV||Natalie Vance||3 Episodes, "Warrior Moon", "Repeat Offender" and "Day of Reckoning"|
|2004||Casualty||TV||Rachel Garrard||1 Episode, Episode Titled "Breaking Point"|
|2004–2010||Coronation Street||TV||Kelly Crabtree||Series Regular, 439 Episodes|
|2005||Strictly African Dancing||TV||Herself||Contestant|
|2006, 2009, 2010||Loose Women||TV||Herself||Guest, 3 Episodes|
|2007, 2008||This Morning||TV||Herself||Guest, 6 Episodes|
|2010||Accused||TV||Functions Manager||Episode Titled: "Willy's Story"|
|2010, 2012, 2014||The Wright Stuff||TV||Herself||Panelist, 8 Episodes|
|2010||Come Dine with Me||TV||Herself||Coronation Street Special|
|2011||Total Wipeout||TV||Herself||Celebrity Special 2|
|2011||Waterloo Road||TV||Keely James||1 Episode|
|2011||The Case||TV||Nicole Jones||4 Episodes|
|2013||Brendan's Magical Mystery Tour||TV||Herself/Narrator||Day Time TV Series|
|2014||M.I. High||TV||Mandy Pluckley||1 Episode, Episode Titled: "The Problem Probe"|
|2014||Trying Again||TV||Chloe||1 Episode|
|2014||Hatch, Match and Dispatch||Radio||Duchess||BBC Radio 4, Episode Two: "Losing My Penny"|
|2014||All at Sea||TV||Molly Tipton||1 Episode, Episode Titled: "Valentine"|
|2015||Cucumber||TV||Rosemary Pinks||1 Episode|
|2015−2016||Hollyoaks||TV||Dr Berrington||Recurring role|
|2016||Billionaire Boy||TV||Julie||Television special|
|2016||Sugar Free Farm||TV||Herself||Documentary Series|
|2016||The Coroner||TV||Lori Fletcher||Episode 2.1 "The Drop Zone"|
|2017||Casualty||TV||Monica Blears||Series 31 Episode 25 "It Starts with the Shoes"|
|La Cage Aux Folles||Dermah||English Theatre, Frankfurt|
|Three Minute Heroes||Sonia||Belgrade Theatre|
|Mamma Mia||Ali||Prince Edward Theatre|
|Robin Hood||Sorceress||Theatre Royal|
|Chicago||Velma Kelly||UK Tour Production, Number One Tour|
|Educating Rita||Rita||The Garrick, Lichfield|
|Teechers||Hobby||Theatre Royal Wakefield and Tour|
|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Pantomime)||Wicked Queen||Floral Pavilion, New Brighton|
|Noises Off||Belinda Bleir||Royal Court Liverpool|
|Legally Blonde||Paulette||Leicester Curve|
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- "Three-minute heroes take the limelight once again", Coventry Evening Telegraph 15 September 2000
- "TV Preview: Waterloo Road - BBC1, 7.30pm". The Mirror. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (12 December 2015). "Exclusive: Hollyoaks casts ex-Coronation Street star Tupele Dorgu as new doctor". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
- Crook, Amanda (8 February 2007). "Soap star gives winnings to charity". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 22 August 2012.