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Corrie casts new Street doctor

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Coronation Street bosses have cast a new doctor as part of Natasha Blakeman's storyline.

Actor Oliver Mellor, who is currently filming at the soap's home in Manchester, takes on the role of Gail Platt's new medical centre boss Dr Matt Carter in August.

Although he has only signed for an initial four episodes, sources at the soap indicate to DS that there is a "strong possibility" he will be back for a longer stint within the next few months.

Recent tabloid reports suggest that Natasha - played by former Holby City actress Rachel Leskovac - will become embroiled in a baby storyline which also features Fiz Brown (Jennie McAlpine).

In April, it was confirmed that Leskovac is to bow out of the ITV soap later this year. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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