CORONATION Street has cast Hollywood star Dominic Mafham in an upcoming plot involving character Aggie Bailey.
The actor will play Weatherfield General’s new head doctor Henry Thorne – and it’s not long before he strikes up a friendship with nurse Aggie, played by Lorna Laidlaw.
Nurse Aggie was recently switched to a new ward and, after hearing about new boss Mr Thorne’s reputation, was concerned she’d find herself in an unbearable working situation.
但 – after a brief meeting – Aggie discovered Mr Thorne to be a bit of a charmer, sparking speculation of a new workplace romance for her.
Telly fans will remember Dominic for playing John Gurney Clifford on ITV’s Grantchester and, more recently, Charles Kruger in series three of Killing Eve.
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He’s also appeared in The English Patient and New Tricks.
Last year fans questioned why Aggie was noticeably absent from Corrie, with the soap cleverly explaining that she needed to isolate between shifts at the hospital.
And Lorna told Digital Spy: “I was supposed to be in these scenes but I was shielding and protecting my mum.
“So I said to Corrie, ‘Why don’t we just do them over WhatsApp?’
“I did my own make-up and dressed my home to look like a hotel, as Aggie was meant to be isolating following her shifts at the hospital.
“Some days it was really hot, so I was wearing my nurse uniform on top of a pair of shorts and flip-flops, as no one was going to see them.”