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Thursday 14th November 2019

Coronation Street's new family has a secret sister

The new family will buy Norris Cole's house

Coronation Street's new family won't be seen on screen for months but they're already expanding.

The Bailey family is made up of dad Edison, mum Aggie and sons Michael and James but it has now been revealed they will later be joined by their sister Diana.

Iain has revealed the family will be joined by their sister (Credit: ITV)

Producer of Corrie, Iain Macleod revealed: "We don't meet her quite yet – she's called Diana or Dee Dee.

"Her birth will have roughly coincided with the death of Princess Diana so she's called Diana or Dee Dee or Princess by the brothers because she's whatever the female equivalent of a Golden Balls is."

A highly successful businesswoman, Diana will be travelling the world and will be a source of comedy for the family with her jealous brothers joking about her success.

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Former Doctors' actress Lorna Laidlaw, who played Mrs Tembe on the lunchtime soap, will arrive as Aggie Bailey in June alongside her husband and sons.

The clan will buy No.3 from Norris Cole, and Edison and Michael have clubbed together to purchase the builders' yard from the Grimshaws.

A former property developer turned builder, Edison works hard and plays hard.

Ex Doctors star Lorna Laidlaw will head up the new family (Credit: ITV)

Eldest son Michael, is 27, full of big ideas and schemes to get rich quick. A cheeky chappy charmer he might just be a hit with the ladies of Weatherfield - but he's also a mummy's boy, which might not help his love life!

Meanwhile, 19 year old James is a talented footballer for Weatherfield County but he's living with a secret and hasn't yet told his family he is gay.

Michael will be a hit with the ladies (Credit: ITV)

Corrie boss Iain said: "Parents Edison and Aggie are soulmates who, underneath the banter, will stick up for each other and defend their boys when the going gets tough.

"Eldest son Michael is an exuberant, lovable dreamer with a huge heart and is the glue that holds the family together. James is Michael's younger brother and best mate, who is a sensitive lad with a secret that he fears will throw his family into turmoil and impact on his career.

"The four actors we've cast are all individually brilliant but together they have a truly incredible chemistry. I can't wait for them to hit the screen!"

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