Shock new love interest for Dee-Dee Bailey in Coronation Street | The Sun

Shock new love interest for Dee-Dee Bailey in Coronation Street | The Sun

DEE-DEE Bailey has been focusing on her career since she first rocked up the cobbles.

But love is on its way to her when a newcomer in Coronation Street begins to pursue her.

Hollyoaks star Callum Lill joined the ITV soap's line-up as he was cast as Joel Deering, a duty solicitor.

The new character is set to strike up a romance with established Weatherfield resident Dee-Dee Bailey (portrayed by Channique Sterling-Brown).

In recent months, Dee-Dee was suspected to embark on a relationship with criminal Damon Hay but he, instead, chose to have an affair with Sarah Platt.

This led to the Underworld PA finding out that she was pregnant and Dee-Dee Bailey was the first to figure out what she'd been up to with Damon.

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Dee-Dee kept Sarah's secret for several weeks, begging her to tell the truth to her husband and her own boss Adam Barlow.

When Adam figured out Dee-Dee knew about Sarah's affair and never told him anything, the former US solicitor nearly lost her job in Weatherfield.

Coming up next week, Joel invites Dee-Dee out for a drink, explaining that he needs to pick her brain about US law.

Dee-Dee’s chuffed as she gets her books out, however Joel’s disappointed as he realises she doesn’t see it as a date. 

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When Joel admits US law was just an excuse to ask her out and suggests they have dinner, Dee-Dee is pleased but reveals she’s busy for the next few nights.

A disappointed Joel hurries out and Dee-Dee kicks herself – what will she do?


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This remains to be seen but Adam Barlow (Sam Robertson) soon gets involved.

When Adam finds out that Dee-Dee turned down a date with Joel in order to spend the evening with him, he engineers a plan to get them together.

Will his efforts be in vain?

Could Dee-Dee have finally found love?

Coronation Street airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.

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