Coronation Street casts love interest for Dee-Dee Bailey
Calum Lill will play new character Joel Deering, who is a duty solicitor.
It looks as though things are about to heat up for Dee-Dee Bailey on Coronation Street, as she is set to meet a new love interest in next week's episodes.
The publication states that Joel will first arrive in Weatherfield to help Lauren Bolton, but will then be seen getting close to Dee-Dee.
He is expected to be seen on screen from next week as part of the new storyline.
As well as appearing in multiple episodes of Hollyoaks, Lill has also been seen in Holby City and Doctors, as well as the short films I Can See Clearly Now, Sleep Warm and Heads or Tails.
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Channique Sterling-Brown has played Dee-Dee in Coronation Street since 2022. Soon after arriving, Dee-Dee and Alya Nazir joined forces to create a legal super-team, while a more recent storyline has seen her help Paul Foreman following his diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease.
When she first joined the soap, Sterling-Brown said of her character: "She's a bit of me! Dee-Dee's going to bring a lot of fun, a lot of chaos – but in a good way, hopefully!
"Dee-Dee is organised chaos, is how I describe her. She bursts into any room she's in, she's a big personality but she's really hard-working. She's a great lawyer, she knows what she's doing.
"And I just think I relate to her because I think I'm quite similar in that I'm really friendly, I'm really chatty, but when I'm in the zone, when I'm working hard: I'm there!"
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