(This post was originally posted by Duncan Lindsay on the Coronation Street Blog in January 2015.)
Coronation Street have today unveiled their brand new Bethany Platt, as seen in this picture. She will be played by Lucy Fallon. This is Lucy's first TV role.
Previously, the show was embroiled in awkwardness after the previous actress it cast in the role emerged as older than her casting agent had said she would be.
In coming weeks, Bethany will show up on the cobbles and be taken for drinks by Andy, who thinks she is older. Having run away from life in Milan, Bethany's mum, Sarah, will have no choice but to follow her daughter to Weatherfield.
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