‘Coronation Street' Bosses Looking Into Claims Actress Katie Redford Is Eleven Years Older Than Her Teenage Character, Bethany

Coronation Street’ bosses are reportedly looking into claims that their newest addition to the cast is older than they originally thought.


When it was confirmed that Katie Redford had been cast as Gail McIntyre’s 14-year-old granddaughter Bethany last week, the official press release said she was 19-years-old.

Katie Redford

However, eagle-eyed soap fans have noticed a rather large discrepancy and an apparent cover-up over the actress’s real age.

Online profiles and public records show that Katie’s birthday is 2 March, 1989 - which makes her six years older than show bosses were apparently led to believe.

At 25, she is just six years younger than her screen mum, Sarah-Louise-Platt, played by Tina O’Brien, 31, who is set to return to ‘Corrie’ in the Spring.

Last week, ITV confirmed Katie’s casting, saying: “Nottingham-born Katie, 19, will debut as tearaway teenager Bethany this spring when she arrives unannounced in Weatherfield from her home in Milan.”

A former online CV for the actress listed her date of birth as 2 March 1989, whilst her Twitter username has changed from ‘katieredford89’ to ‘Katieredfordtlc’.

'Coronation Street' bosses have now confirmed that it will be investigating the discrepancy.

A show spokesperson said: “This matter has been brought to our attention over the weekend and we will be looking into it on Monday.”

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