Nathan Graham 'quits Coronation Street' after three years

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Nathan Graham is leaving Corrie credit:Bang Showbiz
Nathan Graham is leaving Corrie credit:Bang Showbiz

Nathan Graham has reportedly quit 'Coronation Street'.

The actor - who has played James Bailey on the cobbles since 2019 - is set to leave the ITV soap with his final scenes set to be broadcast in the coming weeks, after his character recently suffered a heart attack which has put his football career in jeopardy.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "James will have to choose between his love of his footballing career and his health.

“His exit will see him leave behind Weatherfield for a new start away from the street.”

However, there's a chance he could return in the future, with his on-screen family still set to feature heavily.

The source said: "James’ family are still on the cobbles and he will only be a train ride away so it may not be the last viewers have seen of him.”

Meanwhile, Nathan's exit comes as the Bailey family will be getting a new addition on the cobbles with Dee-Dee - played by Channique Sterling-Brown - set to appear in Weatherfield.

The daughter of Ed and Aggie is set to make a big impact, and show boss Iain MacLeod recently opened up about what fans can expect.

He said: "She’s just a complete shot in the arm. She’s so full of energy and vibrance and she’s just great. So I’m really, really excited to see her crash land into that family.

"Loads of fun stuff to play with her being the apple of her mum’s eye, you’ve got sibling rivalry with the boys. And she’s also not that au fait with children.

"So she’s got a very comedic relationship with her niece Glory (Eleanor Beckles), because she doesn’t really know what to do with kids and treats them a bit like they’re one of her clients or that maybe they’re on trial. She’s just this lovely, bighearted injection of energy in the middle of that family."