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North: 'Corrie war plot is emotional'

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Coronation Street's upcoming army plot will explore how the Windass family is affected by their son's time in Afghanistan.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Gary Windass, played by Mikey North, would serve as a bomb disposal expert. North told RTÉ Ten that the "poignant" plot would focus on the effects the war has had on Gary when he returns to the street.

"It's very current and it's going to be quite poignant," he said. "They're going to look at how it's going to affect his family and how it's going to affect him."

He continued: "I don't think he's going to be away long. He's going to come back, for whatever reason, so we're going to look at the aftermath and how that's going to affect him. It sounds good."

The actor also spoke of the research he carried out for the plot.

"These guys that go over there are amazing. I've got the utmost respect for them," he said.

He added: "So I've done my research into it and I hope I can do it justice. It should be good on screen. I'm looking forward to it."

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