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Coronation Street: First glimpse at newly cast Bethany Platt

February 9, 2015
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Actress Lucy Fallon has been pictured filming some of her first scenes for Coronation Street in Manchester. The 19-year-old, who has been cast as Gail Platt's granddaughter Bethany Platt, looks set to make a dramatic debut on the cobbles in March.

In new scenes filmed for the soap, Bethany can be seen getting up to mischief while her on-screen mother Sarah-Louise - played by Tina O'Brien - is distracted. The tearaway teen appears to steal from a local shop before being caught by her mum and forced to face the consequences.

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Lucy Fallon has been seen filming scenes for Coronation Street

It is the first time fans will have seen Lucy in action since she was cast to play the rebellious teenager in January.

The character was initially meant to be portrayed by actress Katie Redford, but following confusion around her age, Katie, 25, was dropped and the role recast.

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The actress will be playing Sarah-Louise Platt's teenage daughter

Lucy started filming scenes with her new on-screen family members Gail and David, played by Helen Worth and Jack P Shepherd, soon after landing her big break.

"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," said the actress when her role was announced.

Lucy's first episode will air in March and see her character Bethany, 14, make an unexpected arrival on the cobbles, following a huge argument with her mum Sarah in Milan.

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Lucy Fallon was cast in the role in January

The week after, Sarah will be seen flying over to the UK to try and convince Bethany to return with her to Italy, if it means dragging her "kicking and screaming". The pair end up staying on the Street in Weatherfield when things don't go exactly to plan.

ITV bosses warned Corrie fans that Bethany will be causing problems for the Platt clan, while Gail in particular will struggle to cope with her family's secrets and lies.

In January producers had to announce their decision to let the original actress Katie go, after fans discovered photos of her old CV that clearly stated she was turning 26. A snapshot of her résumé did the rounds online, listing her date of birth as 2 March 1989.

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