Coronation Street fans are going to do a double take at their screen next week when teenager Aadi Alahan looks different to what we are used to.
The soap has re-cast the actor for the young character and he will first appear in the new role in scenes that see pictures of his sister Asha (Tanisha Gorey) circulated after she goes topless for the boy she likes, Corey, on video cam.
Zennon Ditchett played Aadi since 2009 and has now made the decision to leave the show to focus on his A Level Studies.
Now Asha’s twin will be played by Manchester actor Adam Hussain who will first appear in the role on Wednesday 15 April.
Adam joins the show as the Alahan twins find themselves at the centre of an important new storyline exploring the devastating harm caused by ‘sexting’.
Having rekindled her relationship with Corey, Asha sends him some video footage and is devastated when it is sent to all her friends and ends up online.
Aadi is on hand to try and protect his sister but is powerless to stop the damage to Asha’s reputation as she struggles to deal with the consequences of her actions.
Adam, who has previously had roles in The Bay, Fertile Crescent and Ansentia said: ‘I am excited to play the role of Aadi, putting my own twist on him as the character becomes involved in an important new storyline. I was already good friends with Tanisha Gorey, before coming to the street, which helps hugely with portraying the bond of brother and sister.
‘Everyone at Coronation Street has been so welcoming, bringing me in to their family and treating me as one of their own. I have always associated Coronation Street with family and togetherness which is so important at this time.
‘Having already filmed the start of this story before we had to stop production I look forward to returning as part of the amazing team who bring entertainment and joy to the screens of viewers across the nation.’
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