Coronation Street unveil re-cast Bethany Platt

lucy fallon

Coronation Street have unveiled the actress set to play the role of Bethany Platt in the ITV1 soap when the character returns to screen later this year.

19-year-old actress Lucy Fallon will take on the role of Sarah Louise's (Tina O'Brien's) teenage daughter, after the show dropped previous casting Katie Redford following confusion about her real age.

Fallon, who hails from Blackpool has already filmed her first scenes and will make her first on-screen appearance in late March.

Speaking about her new role, she commented: ''Walking onto the set was surreal and nerve wracking, but everyone has been really welcoming and I am thrilled to have been given this great opportunity."

The decision to recast the role came when it was revealed that actress Katie Redford was actually 25, despite claiming that she was 19.

Bethany will return to the Cobbles after running away from her home in Milan following a row with her mother Sarah.

Her mother Sarah, who will also be returning to the show, will arrive a week later. Tina O'Brien, who played the role from 1999 until 2007 will reprise her role as Sarah.

What do you think of the new casting? Does she make a convincing fourteen year old?

Subscribe on YouTube