Sophie Webster is to fall for newcomer Maddie Heath (Amy Kelly), a homeless girl who makes her debut on Christmas Day.
Sophie (Brooke Vincent) will meet Maddie when she and mum Sally (Sally Dynevor) volunteer to work in a soup kitchen. But Maddie looks set to be riled by Sally’s sense of superiority, leaving the Webster matriarch with a face full of trifle.
“Maddie shakes things up, she’s very much a Kylie Platt or Becky McDonald character but a lot worse, She’s very demanding and hard to read – you’re intrigued by her. I think she’s a good match for Sophie, who stands her ground with her,” Vincent commented recently.
On Sophie’s relationship history, the actress added to the Daily Mirror: “All three of Sophie’s girlfriends have been very different. Sian was Sophie’s first love, then she had more of a grown up relationship with Jenna. I think she’s praying for third time lucky with this one.”