Gareth Gates "proud" after girlfriend Faye Brookes lands Corrie role

Published Tuesday, Jul 21 2015, 12:39 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Gareth Gates was a "proud" boyfriend yesterday as he congratulated girlfriend Faye Brookes for landing a role in Coronation Street.

Faye has joined the ITV soap as Kate Connor, the sister of Aidan (played by Shayne Ward).

Gareth Gates and girlfriend Faye Brookes in black and white photo - 2014.

© Twitter / @Faye_Brookes

Big Reunion star Gareth, who has been dating Faye for almost three years, tweeted: "So proud of my beautiful girlfriend @Faye_Brookes landing a part in @itvcorrie. Well done baby."

Faye will make her arrival on the cobbles along with Prime Suspect star Richard Hawley, who will play her on-screen dad Johnny Connor.

Aidan is the first Connor to arrive in Weatherfield next month, as he comes to the aid of old friend Carla Connor after being contacted by his cousin Michelle.

Coronation Street producers cast the Connor clan - Kate and Johnny. 20 July 2015.


Faye and Richard will be appear on Corrie in September.

Johnny and Kate will make their arrival at the end of September after discovering Aidan has invested in Carla's factory Underworld.

Johnny is described as "funny, charming and ruthless in business", while Kate is billed as a "tough cookie but also a vibrant young woman full of fun and mischief".

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