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Monday 16th September 2019

Coronation Street fans will be shocked by real age of James Bailey actor

We would not have guessed!

The newest stars of Coronation Street appeared on This Morning today and let slip a little secret about Nathan Graham, who plays the youngest member of the Bailey family.

The new neighbours joined the cast on Monday with a bang - literally - when the loud noises from their renovation work at No. 3 got them into hot water with grumpy Ken Barlow.

Edison clashed with Ken (Credit: ITV)

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In fact, James Bailey had already been involved in an altercation with another Weatherfield resident several weeks earlier when he was involved in a furious row with Steve McDonald.

Appearing on This Morning on Thursday (June 13), the young actor revealed that although he plays a 19 year old, actor Nathan is in fact 28!

As the cast burst into laughter at the admission, host Holly Willoughby told him: "This is great. When you get older, you're going to be loving the fact you look younger."

Nathan Graham plays James Bailey in Corrie (Credit: ITV)

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Phillip Schofield asked the actor if he still gets asked for ID, to which Nathan replied: "Sometimes, yeah. But maybe now, I might not!"

It turns out that Nathan's onscreen brother, who is supposed to be older than him, is actually younger than him at 27!

Viewers couldn't believe how young Nathan looks, with one tweeting: "He doesn't look 28 to be fair. He looks a lot younger, jammy sod. #ThisMorning."

He doesn't look 28 to be fair. He looks a lot younger, jammy sod.

Another joked: "He does look good for 28. I don't like him #ThisMorning."

All four of the new family members joined Holly and Phil, including parents Edison and Aggie (played by Trevor Georges and Lorna Laidlaw) and sons James and Michael (played by Ryan Russell).

And former Doctors star Lorna didn't mince her words about being the first black family on the ITV soap.

She told the hosts it's "incredible that we're still discussing this".

When Phil asked the 56-year-old actress: "It seems like it shouldn't even really be a thing anymore. The fact that this is the first black family on Coronation Street - is that even a question?"

The newest Corrie stars discussed their roles in Weatherfield (Credit: ITV)

Lorna replied: "It's a question that we've all been asked every single time and everybody's still shocked that we're having to answer it.

"I think it's incredible that we're still discussing this, we're still looking at a whole black family making news across the water.

"And it's big news, not little news. My family called me from New York to say I was in the New York Times! So it's a massive thing. The show's been going for 60 years and there's never been a whole family."

Trevor then added: "In credit to ITV, there have been black scenarios. I think it was 1961. For three episodes they had a family in there, which is hardly establishing."

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