Coronation Street actor Nathan Graham has quit the soap as James Bailey.
First introduced in May 2019, James has been put through the wringer of late, suffering a cardiac arrest and then being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.
ITV declined to comment on the star’s decision, but we do know that his character’s final scenes will be broadcast in a couple of weeks.
“Organized chaos is how I describe her,” the actress exclusively told DigitalSpy.
“She walks into any room, she bursts in and she’s got a big personality, but she’s also really hard-working. She’s a great lawyer and she knows what she’s doing. I relate to her because I think I’m quite similar, in that I’m really friendly and really chatty, but when I’m in the zone when I’m working hard, I’m there.
“Even the fact that Dee-Dee is a lawyer – I was originally not going to do drama school and I was going to train in law. I got a place at a law school, but at the last minute I pulled out and decided to pursuedrama school.”
Sterling-Brown, who has no previous TV credits, further teased about her newcomer: “Dee-Dee is going to bring a lot of fun and a lot of chaos – but in a good way, hopefully.
“She makes a friend in Alya, which has been really great. They’re delving into Stu’s case and looking to see if Dee-Dee can get him exonerated.
“I think that’s going to be really exciting for viewers, because obviously, it’s such a big storyline and it’s very gripping. Two young women are on a detective case. I think it’s really brilliant and it’s exciting to see where that’ll go. ”
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.