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Poppy Jhakra joins 'Coronation Street'

By and Kris Green
Poppy Jhakra has joined the cast of Coronation Street, DS can confirm.

The 23-year-old from West Yorkshire, who has previously appeared in Holby City and Doctors, will play Minnie, a kebab shop worker and friend of Amber, the daughter of Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin).

Jhakra has been added to the soap's cast in a bid to better reflect Manchester's ethnic diversity.

A Weatherfield source told DS: "We've been extremely pleased with Nikki Patel's performance as Amber, so we thought it was about time to explore her friends on the Street.

"Minnie will play a part in the development of Amber's relationship with Daryl Morton and Dev's relationship with Tara."

Jhakra began filming scenes last month and will make her Corrie debut in a few weeks' time. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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