ITV's Coronation Street casts TikTok star famous for impersonating Gogglebox favourite | The Sun

ITV's Coronation Street casts TikTok star famous for impersonating Gogglebox favourite | The Sun

May 6, 2023

CORONATION Street has cast a TikTok star that's famous for impersonating a Gogglebox star.

The long-running ITV soap will introduce a brand new character during tonight's instalment.

Viewers will watch as David Platt's troubled son Max seeks a shoulder to lean on while in STC.

The teenager will strike up a friendship with Gav, who is played by Noah Olaoye.

Noah, 24, may be a familiar face to some fans for his impersonating of Match Of The Day & Gogglebox star Micah Richards.

The internet star has racked up a whopping 297,000 followers on social media platform TikTok.

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Swapping comedy for soap operas, Nigerian born and Liverpool raised Noah has always been passionate about acting.

Speaking about joining the cobbles, he said: “I’m so excited to be joining the Coronation Street family, such an iconic show and I’m really looking forward to everyone meeting Gav!

"People know me as the Micah Richards guy, but not many people know that I’m a professional actor, and I’m glad that people are getting to see a different side of me, on a TV screen instead of a phone screen!"

Max Turner's grooming storyline took a harrowing turn when he was left to face justice after helping far-right activist Griff Reynolds spread his vile agenda across the cobbles.

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Despite being groomed into taking part in such activities and making propaganda videos for Griff, the teen portrayed by Paddy Bever was charged with incitement to attempt murder in January, 2023.

Max pled guilty to encouraging terrorism and was handed a six-month sentence before he told his father David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) he wanted to be left to his own devices while in the secure training centre (STC).

Coronation Street continues tonight from 8pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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