Stephanie Davis joins Coronation Street for steamy new affair story

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 01: Stephanie Davis attends the British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 01, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

CORONATION Street has signed a controversial former Hollyoaks star for a major new role in an affair plot.

The ITV soap has snapped up reality star and actress Stephanie Davis, 30, to play maneater Courtney Vance in a steamy storyline.

Controversial former Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis is joining Coronation Street

The actress played Sinead O’Connor in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks

Best known for playing Sinead O’Connor in the Channel 4 soap as well as an infamous appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, Stephanie will be joined by Archers star Ryan Early who will play her husband Darren.

Darren will be introduced as a business associate of Dev Alahan this summer with Courtney arriving on Coronation Street soon after.

But while Dev and Darren Vance spend time talking business, Courtney sets her sights on a toyboy lover in the shape of Dev’s son Aadi Alahan.

It’s not long before Aadi finds himself caught up in a web of deceit as cunning Courtney orchestrates reasons for the pair to meet up behind Dev and Darren’s backs.

Stephanie and Ryan start filming this week and will appear on screen in July.

Stephanie said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the cast of Coronation Street, playing the part of Courtney Vance. 

“Growing up I have always watched and loved the show, so to be part of the biggest TV soap in Britain, which is in the hearts and homes of so many people, is an honour.”

Ryan said: “I am so thrilled to be playing Darren Vance on Coronation Street and joining the most iconic soap. 

“I grew up watching the show with my grandmother so to walk on the cobbles is such an honour.” 

Coronation Street Producer Iain MacLeod said: “In Stephanie and Ryan, we have cast two fantastic actors as the catalyst for this fun, fiery storyline. 

“Aadi will quickly find himself way out of his depth as he risks everything for Courtney. 

“And while it is the best time he’s ever had in his life, he stands to end up in a whole heap of trouble!”