Musical theatre star Nathan Graham is joining long-running soap Coronation Street as part of newcomers the Bailey family.
Nathan plays 19-year-old footballer James, who has yet to come out as gay to his family.
I’m thrilled to be a member of the Bailey family and excited to explore the difficulties James may face along the way. James is the youngest member of the family. He’s part of the youth football team at Weatherfield County. He is very determined and driven to achieving his dreams. He wants to become a better footballer and maybe move to a better team – who knows? James is the apple of his father’s eye. His dad is almost living his life through James. His dad wanted to achieve certain things, but James is the one who’s doing what Ed wanted to do when he was growing up. Ed didn’t take that path himself, so James is the golden child in his eyes.