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'Coronation Street': Newbie Katie Redford To Play Sarah-Louise Platt's Teenage Daughter, Bethany

16/01/2015 11:26 GMT | Updated 16/01/2015 11:59 GMT

The latest new face to arrive on the ‘Coronation Street’ cobbles has been announced, with Katie Redford joining the cast as Bethany Platt.

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When viewers last saw Bethany, she was a wide-eyed little girl, off to Milan to start a new life with her young mum, Sarah-Louise (played by Tina O’Brien).

However, it seems that in the time she’s been away things have changed after it was previously reported that Bethany is now a troublesome 14-year-old who causes drama right from the offset when she turns up unannounced at the Rovers Return, and tricks one ‘Corrie’ resident into buying a drink for her.

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Katie Redford

After announcing her exciting news, Katie said: “Until I'm actually on set, I genuinely don't think it will sink in that I'm joining the cast of Coronation Street. I know it sounds clichéd but it really feels like a dream come true.

"Bethany Platt is going to be such a fun and witty character to play and I hope everyone enjoys her return as much as I'm going to!"

‘Corrie’ executive producer Stuart Blackburn has also confirmed that Bethany’s arrival will cause yet more drama for her long-suffering gran, Gail Platt.

He revealed: “Life has just got a lot more interesting for the Platts... and anyone who crosses Bethany's path.”

The 19-year-old actress, five years older than her ‘Corrie’ character, also tweeted about her excitement, when her ‘Corrie’ debut was officially confirmed on Friday.

Her Twitter profile was recently given a curious makeover, as up until Friday, she had been known as @KatieRedord89, before changing it to @KatieRedfordtlc, as evidenced in this tweet from her management.

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‘Corrie’ fans can look forward to Sarah-Louise and Bethany’s return to the cobbles in the upcoming months.

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