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6 items from 2014


Coronation Street's Gary Windass to have affair with newcomer

16 June 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street's Gary Windass is to have an affair with newcomer Alya Nazir. The builder - played by Mikey North - is set to cheat on his girlfriend Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) after he finds himself in bed with the beautiful receptionist (Sair Khan) following a boozy night out. However, the flame-haired hunk's world will come crashing down when he discovers his one night stand actually lives on the cobbles and is the daughter of gym instructor Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry). Gary begs Alya to keep his dirty little secret under wraps, but she threatens to expose his naughty antics to wheelchair-bound »

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Nick Tilsley turns violent after discovering his wife has new lover

14 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street's Nick Tilsley is to suffer a breakdown after discovering his estranged wife has a new lover. The restaurant owner - played by Ben Price - is set to go off the rails after his former beau Leanne (Jane Danson) strikes up a relationship with his pal Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry). In scenes to air next month, Leanne admits to Kal she's worried about telling her former husband the truth. According to the Daily Star newspaper, she says: ''I was sitting there, looking him in the eye and I couldn't do it. ''He's been doing really well and this could really »

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James Corden and Gary Barlow embark on road trip for documentary

11 April 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street's Nick Tilsley is to suffer a breakdown after discovering his estranged wife has a new lover. The restaurant owner - played by Ben Price - is set to go off the rails after his former beau Leanne (Jane Danson) strikes up a relationship with his pal Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry). In scenes to air next month, Leanne admits to Kal she's worried about telling her former husband the truth. According to the Daily Star newspaper, she says: ''I was sitting there, looking him in the eye and I couldn't do it. ''He's been doing really well and this could really »

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Coronation Street bosses hire new beauty Sair Khan

1 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street' bosses have hired Sair Khan to boost the soap's glamour. The 26-year-old actress, whose only prior TV role was an appearance on 'Doctors', has been selected by bosses of the ITV soap as they hope she will be able to attract as much male attention as the departing stunner who plays Tina McIntyre. Sair will be part of the first Muslim family to ever feature in the Manchester based soap and will play Alya, the daughter of personal trainer Khalid ''Kal'' Nazir played by former 'EastEnders' star Jimi Mistry. A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Alya is a »

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EastEnders star Ricky Norwood caught up in racy video drama

30 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street' bosses have hired Sair Khan to boost the soap's glamour. The 26-year-old actress, whose only prior TV role was an appearance on 'Doctors', has been selected by bosses of the ITV soap as they hope she will be able to attract as much male attention as the departing stunner who plays Tina McIntyre. Sair will be part of the first Muslim family to ever feature in the Manchester based soap and will play Alya, the daughter of personal trainer Khalid ''Kal'' Nazir played by former 'EastEnders' star Jimi Mistry. A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Alya is a »

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Muslim family to appear in Coronation Street for first time

13 January 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV soap opera to introduce family based around character of Khalid "Kal" Nasir, played by former EastEnders actor Jimi Mistry

The first Muslim family will appear in Coronation Street after its producer said it was "bizarre" it had never happened before.

ITV bosses confirmed on Monday that Weatherfield's first Muslim family would be based around the character of personal trainer Khalid "Kal" Nasir, played by former EastEnders star Jimi Mistry, who joined the 53-year-old soap last month.

A widower with two children, he will be joined on the cobbles by his relatives later this year.

Marc Anwar, who recently appeared alongside Tom Hanks in the Bafta-nominated film Captain Phillips, has already been cast as Kal's father Sharif, and soap bosses are looking to cast Kal's mother and his two children.

Producer Stuart Blackburn said: "Kal and his son and daughter live with his mum and dad, so we're going to »

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