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Who plays Summer in Coronation Street and how old is actress Harriet Bibby?

Summer is now played by a different actress

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Coronation Street character Summer Spellman first appeared in 2017, but who plays her, was she recast and how old is the actress who plays her?

Who is Summer Spellman in Coronation Street? 

Summer is the daughter of Billy’s ex-boyfriend Drew Spellman. After Drew died, Summer went to live with Billy, who is her godfather.

Who plays Summer in Coronation Street?

Summer in Coronation Street
 Summer is payed by Harriet Bibby (Credit: ITV)

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Summer is currently played by 23-year-old actress Harriet Bibby.

Originally Summer was played by Matilda Freeman, who is 16. Matilda played Summer from 2017 until last year, when Harriet took on the role.

Lincolnshire born actress Harriet trained at Arla North. The young actress has had roles in Doctors and Brassic.

She has lived in Wigan for the past four years and recently moved to Manchester.

Why did Matilda Freeman leave Coronation Street?

Summer was played by Matilda, but she left the role last year (Credit: ITV)

Matilda chose to leave the role after three years and spoke highly of Harriet.

Speaking about leaving Corrie at the time, Matilda said: “I’d like to say thank you to my second family, the cast, crew and viewers who have supported me during my time on the cobbles.

“After three and a half lovely years I felt it was time for a change and I’m excited to be starting that next chapter with a new role.”

After the recast was announced, Matilda revealed that she has a new role, which she was filming abroad in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Whilst the actress hasn’t gone into detail about her new role, she revealed she is filming in Cape Town, South Africa.

New Summer actress: Who is Harriet Bibby? Where have you seen her before?

Lincolnshire born actress Harriet trained at Arla North. The young actress has had roles in Doctors and Brassic.

I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of Coronation Street.

She has lived in Wigan for the past four years and recently moved to Manchester.

Summer will find out about Todd’s lies, but how will she react? (Credit: ITV)

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Speaking about joining the show, she said: “I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of Coronation Street. My family have watched the show for years and I already feel part of the family.

“Matilda has wished me good luck which was lovely. I’m looking forward to bringing Summer’s sass and sparkle to the screen.”

What storyline has Summer been involved in?

Over the last few years, Summer has had a lot to deal with.

Last year she was shocked when she discovered Todd Grimshaw had returned to the cobbles. However Todd managed to split up Billy and Paul and recently got engaged to Billy.

The teenager was also recently diagnosed with Type One diabetes.

In this week’s scenes, Billy and Summer are shocked when they learnt the truth about Todd’s lies. Will they ever be able to forgive him?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV

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