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Natalie Gumede

Natalie Gumede
Former Coronation Street baddie Natalie Gumede is best known for playing Kirsty Soames in the ITV soap.

For 18 months Natalie, 29, was at the centre of one of the show's most gripping and shocking storylines, playing a role that landed her the award for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards in 2012 and Villain of the Year in 2013.

The actress and self-proclaimed Strictly fan graduated from the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2003.

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