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Jessica Sansome

ITV Coronation Street gets new 'dynamic duo' as Dee-Dee Bailey and Alya Nazir become legal hotshots

Coronation Street fans are set to witness a new justice-fighting duo in Weatherfield as the ITV soap's latest double act has been revealed as Alya Nazir and Dee-Dee Bailey who are set to join forces as legal hotshots.

The pair have already proved that they mean business after they came together to fight for justice for Stu Carpenter, clearing his name over a crime that he did not commit - despite it meaning his daughter Bridgett was sent to prison for the murder of Stu's mistress, Charley.

And now the dynamic duo are teaming up for good as Dee-Dee suggests to Alya that she’d love to take her on as her legal secretary and train her up in scenes to air on Monday, November 14, and Alya happily accepts.

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Corrie has released brand new pictures of the dream team show that they are a force to be reckoned with in Weatherfield. Speaking about why they make such a good team, Sair Khan, who plays Alya, said: "Alys and Dee-Dee make such a good team because they have got completely different skill sets.

"Dee-Dee knows, from a legal perspective, exactly what she is doing and she knows the law like the back of her hand whereas Alya makes decisions on gut feelings and impulses. With Alya’s natural instincts and Dee-Dee’s actual knowledge, they make a pretty good team."

Channique Sterling-Brown, show joined Corrie in September as Dee-Dee, the much-talked-about daughter of Ed and Aggie Bailey, added: "I think they really complement each other. Alya has that real calming and logical side whereas Dee-Dee has more of a hectic energy, but a super sharp side.

Corrie has a new double act (ITV)

"They trust each other so they are really invested in doing the right thing. Neither of them were getting paid to help Stu and neither of them were helping him for personal gain, they just both have a strong sense of justice and a good moral compass."

And the actors themselves are also enjoying working with each other. Sair, who joined the ITV soap in 2014, said: "It’s always great when a new actor or actress comes into the show, because they bring a completely different energy and it changes the dynamics on the street which I really love and I have definitely felt that with Channique."

In response, Channique commented: "Sair is so lovely and we always have such a great laugh. She is really kind and we have a really good time together. On my second day filming for Coronation Street, we were on location and straight away from that second day, Sair was giving me good advice and making sure I had my head screwed on but in the best way. It’s funny because it’s almost as if she is my mentor, but Dee-Dee is Alya’s mentor but I really like that."

Sair added: "It’s weird because even though I am in my 9th year here, I still feel new! I guess you don’t realise that you pick up things along the way, like how things work. I have tried to be as helpful as I can for sure and we all look after each other here and that’s the most important thing."


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