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Coronation Street's Julia Goulding will request Shona has a double-barrelled surname to avoid Platt family curse

The Platt's haven';t had much luck when it comes to spouses

Julia Goulding will request a double-barrelled surname if her Coronation Street character marries David Platt to try to avoid being the victim of a Platt family curse.

The 34-year-old actress wants to remain on the cobbles for the foreseeable future.

But after David's (Jack P. Shepherd) wife Kylie Platt (Paula Lane) was murdered, and his mum Gail Platt (Helen Worth) has a long list of dead husbands, Julia is hoping her alter-ego Shona Ramsey won't go the same way.

Jack and Julia spoke on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

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Speaking about the characters potentially tying the knot, Jack said: "Everyone has always died who's got with me."

Julia added: "I might push for a double-barrelled surname and not be a complete Platt."

Everyone has always died who has always got with me.

The Platt family recently enjoyed a get-together in real life when the stars, Jack, Lucy Fallon (Bethany Platt), Tina O'Brien (Sarah Platt), and Ben Price (Nick Tilsley) stayed over on location, leaving a restaurant full of people shocked to see them.

Jack added: "When we were filming on location the Platts actually stayed over in real life.

"Me, Lucy, Tina, Ben, Julia. We stayed over and we had a jolly. We actually went out round the town.

Julia wants Shona to have a double-barrelled last name (Credit: ITV)

"We had dinner. All the locals were like, 'Oh my God, it's the Platts walking into this restaurant.' "

While it's not yet known if David and Shona will wed, one married Corrie couple have been going through a tough time of late.

Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn) has been battling cervical cancer, which has left her and husband Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard) devastated, and actress Katie admits she can't help but well up when speaking to real-life cancer sufferers.

Kylie was stabbed by Shona's son Clayton (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

Speaking in a joint interview on This Morning, she added: "I've had a lot of women come up to me, and some of them have come up to me crying, telling me their personal, emotive stories and I well up every time that someone comes up to me.

"Because we're making such an impact on real people's lives.

"Katie and Rob can go home, we can be Katie and Rob, we cry all day, do what we're doing, but we go home and we're normal people just doing what we're doing.

Sinead has been battling cervical cancer (Credit; ITV)

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"But real people are being affected by this day in day out, and that's the main aspect for me about this whole storyline.

"We're trying to reflect real people's lives, and trying to help real people who are going through it.

"So it's rewarding and humbling people coming up to us."

Coronation Street is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm, with an extra episode on Thursday at 8.30pm on ITV.

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