Former Casualty star Christopher Colquhoun is joining Coronation Street as the new fiance of Dev Alahan's ex-wife Sunita. Christopher begins filming this week in the role of Matt Davis. According to The Sun, Corrie bosses are lining up plenty of confrontations between Dev (Jimmi Harkashin) and Matt when the shop owner discovers Sunita's (Shobna Gulati) marriage plans. A source told the newspaper: "Shobna and Christopher are delighted at the prospect of working together. There's a terrific chemistry between them and they are a perfect match physically and mentally." Christopher is best known for playing Simon Kaminski in Casualty between 2002 and 2004. He also appeared in Holby City in the same role. Shobna left Coronation Street in 2006, but is reprising her role this year. Click here to watch whatsontv.co.uk’s new weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.