World News – GB – Corrie overhauls Summer Spellman as teen returns – as original actress quits


Coronation Street has announced the return of Summer Spellman, but actress Matilda Freeman has been replaced by newcomer Harriet Bibby

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Coronation Street will air Summer Spellman’s comeback soon, but she’s got a new face

Actress Matilda Freeman has quit her role in the ITV soap opera, her character currently staying with her grandmother

Now actress Harriet Bibby will reprise the role of the teenager as she returns to the streets in the coming weeks

In the midst of Todd Grimshaw’s dramatic comeback, she will now come face to face with her former guardian after his escape in 2017

Harriet was chosen after Matilda made the decision to leave the role to pursue other opportunities

She first hit the streets in 2017 and has stayed with her godfather Billy Mayhew, Todd’s ex – with Billy adopting him ever since.

When Summer returns, she finds it hard to forgive Todd for leaving them all those years ago

Speaking about her departure, Matilda said: « I would like to thank my second family, the cast, crew and viewers who supported me during my time on the cobbles

« After three and a half beautiful years, I felt it was time for a change and I am delighted to start this next chapter with a new role »

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She said: « I am delighted to join the cast of Coronation Street

« My family has been watching the show for years and I already feel like part of the family

« Matilda wished me good luck, which was lovely! I can’t wait to shine Summer’s sass and sparkle »

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