MORE than a decade after leaving the cobblestones, Tupele Dorgu has secured a role in an upcoming drama.
The former Coronation Street star looks strikingly different on the set of Ridley as her hairstyle has changed drastically.
Underworld machinist Kelly Crabtree first appeared in Weatherfield in 2004 and left the company six years later.
As viewers may recall, “Legs” (as Danny Baldwin would call her) was fired from Nick Tilsley for disloyalty to the company when she gave him confidential information about the business to help him get a better deal for Tony Gordons to get a share.
Kelly was perhaps best known for her outspoken manner — and her full head of curly black hair, though she’s sometimes been spotted wearing a lighter color.
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But 12 years after her exit from long-running drama, actress Tupele Dorgu is set to star in a brand new ITV show called Ridley, and has the hair transformation to go with it.
Filming for Ridley has just started and Tupele was spotted on set with tight blonde curls, a pair of jeans, a patterned sweater and a black leather jacket.
The curls now frame her face and Tuple is almost unrecognizable as some Corrie fans may still be used to her shorter hair.
Tupele’s role in Ridley is not yet known, but it’s expected that she’ll get into legal trouble as she went to court with a police officer during filming in Lancashire.
Ridley will play Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar in the title role.
The show was created by Paul Matthew Thompson, one of the main writers of Vera – another detective drama viewers can’t get enough of.
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Prior to her role on the new show, Tupele has been in many other TV staples following her departure from Corrie.
In 2011, Tupele took on the role of Keely James in a Waterloo Road episode before starring as Dr. Berrington (2015–2016) and Monica Blears in Casualty (2017) joined Hollyoaks.
She also starred in David Walliams’ 2016 TV adaptation of Billionaire Boy.
But what can ITV viewers really expect from Tupele’s new role?
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