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Meet Roy Cropper’s Niece Nina

Life is about to get a whole lot more complicated for Roy Cropper when he discovers a family he never knew existed.

Next week viewers will find out that Roy has been doing some more digging into his mother’s secret life and has unearthed evidence of a son she had during her affair.

When he finally tracks down his brother Richard Lucas (Paul Bown) he is surprised to find he has a teenage daughter Nina, and she is less than impressed with Uncle Roy’s sudden appearance in their lives.

Roy’s subsequent discovery that Richard is seriously ill leads him to agree to take on responsibility for his niece's welfare, but will he regret taking in another troublesome teen?

David Neilson who plays Roy said: “The storyline is a great device to bring Roy’s niece Nina into his life, a new relationship with a younger character, a troubled young person in the same way as he took in Wayne, Fiz, Becky and even cared for Carla when she was struggling. It is an interesting dynamic.

“Roy works well when he has something to focus on, a problem to solve or someone to look out for, particularly someone who others may see as a bit different.
Roy can identify with that as he has been an outsider himself. It is interesting and it puts him on his mettle.
They are different generations and worlds apart but there is a connection between them.”

EXCLUSIVE: Goodbye Sinead

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Goodbye Sinead...Katie McGlynn looks back at some of her highlights of the kooky, quirky and loveable Sinead Osbourne's 7 years on the cobbles.

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British Soap Awards 2019

Ladies and Gentleman, the biggest night in the awards calendar is here!

So get your glad rags at the ready as The British Soap Awards 2019 shortlist nominations have been announced!

Coronation Street needs you! You've been voting and this year the awards that rely on the public votes are hotter than ever with Team Corrie in the running for Best British Soap, Best Actor and Best Actress!

So what are you waiting for? If you've already voted in the long list you can now vote again, so see who's nominated below and tap for Team Corrie!

THANK YOU - VOTE NOW!

April Fools: Coronation Street 1902

ITV today confirmed the commission of Coronation Street: 1902, a single film narrating the intrigue and romance that saw the beginnings of the Nation's most famous Street.

Russell Harty famously said: "There was life before Coronation Street, but it didn't add up to much."

In a world-wide exclusive, ITV are delighted to reveal that he couldn’t have been more wrong.

It's the turn of the century and as the Coronation of King Edward VII fast approaches, grieving mistress Mabel Grimshaw is mourning the loss of her lover, Sir Humphrey Swinton whilst doggedly attempting to get his vision of a new Weatherfield constructed in time.

The new modern working-class terrace houses are partially intended as accommodation for Hardcastle Mill's workers, but with the enigmatic, but possibly untrustworthy Charles Hardcastle having his own plans, can Mabel weave her own path through the politics of the day and see her late lover's plans to completion?

Expect to see this exciting new look into a never-before explored part of Coronation Street history, in Autumn 2019.