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Corrie star grateful for gritty new plot

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Holly Quin-Ankrah as Cheryl

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Coronation Street star Holly Quin-Ankrah has revealed that she was nervous but pleased when she first heard about her gritty new storyline.

The actress's character Cheryl Gray, who made her first appearance three months ago, is about to come to the forefront of the Weatherfield soap with a domestic violence plot involving her husband Chris (Will Thorp).

Speaking on This Morning about the story, Quin-Ankrah admitted: "It was a bit scary really because I'd only just started. But it was brilliant to be given the opportunity to do a storyline like that. I'd never done anything like that before. It's quite difficult. I wanted to portray it right."

The star also admitted that playing a victim of domestic abuse has improved her knowledge of the issue and helped her to better understand why some women fail to leave violent partners.

She explained: "That was interesting because, getting the scripts, you start to understand why women do that, in a way. You always think, 'If I was in that position I'd leave him', but when you're reading a script, you are inside Cheryl's head."

Quin-Ankrah has previously promised that the storyline has many "twists and turns" to come. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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