Coronation Street star Channique Sterling-Brown has explicitly ruled out an affair plot between her character Dee-Dee and her boss Adam Barlow.
Speaking to Inside Soap, the Corrie newcomer said that there was no chance of an affair happening between the two.
“There will be nothing untoward going on there – definitely not,” she said, “I think Adam and Dee-Dee are going to be a really fun team.”
If anything, Sterling-Brown said that her character is much more likely to annoy her boss than strike up a romantic relationship.
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“She will annoy him because she’s chaotic and whirl-windy, but at the end of it he’ll value her as a lawyer above all else, and people will enjoy that dynamic.
“And as for romance… Well, men are a luxury for Dee-Dee – not a necessity,” she added of her boss, who is currently married to Sarah.
Hinting at an exciting Christmas episode, the soap star said: “I’m really excited for the Christmas Day episode. What I love about it is that there’s time for each of the families, and that’s the whole reason why Dee-Dee is home – to be with the Baileys.”
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According to the Corrie star she and her character are so similar that when she first read the script she burst out laughing.
“It’s crazy how similar we are, right down to the career in law, as that was something I was strongly considering before going to drama school,” Sterling-Brown revealed.
“I’m a bit dramatic like Dee-Dee, and I like to think I’m more organised than her – though not by much,” she quipped.
Discussing her character’s plans for the future, Sterling-Brown said: “I want to see Dee-Dee kicking some butt in the courtroom. It’s so fun that she’s a high-flying career woman of colour, and that I get to represent that.”
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
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