List of Coronation Street characters (2006)

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The following is a list of minor characters that first appeared in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street in 2006, by order of first appearance.


Aadi Alahan[edit]

Aadi Alahan
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Zennon Ditchett
Duration 2006, 2009—
First appearance 13 January 2006
Profile
Home 7 Coronation Street

Aadi Alahan is one of the twins born to Sunita (Shobna Gulati) and Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin) on 13 January 2006. He leaves with his mother and sister Asha (Tanisha Gorey) soon after he is born. In December 2009, Aadi returns to the Street with Sunita and Asha.

Aadi moves into his father's flat in March 2010, after his parents reconcile. Aadi and Asha think that it would be funny if Aadi goes out onto the balcony of Flat 6, Victoria Court. Sunita tries to get him inside but the door jams. Dev tries and breaks the door handle. After many attempts to open the balcony door, they fail but Graeme Proctor (Craig Gazey) is riding by and rescues Aadi just as Sunita is going to call 999.

In August 2010, Aadi is pushed by Simon Barlow (Alex Bain) and bangs his head, as they play a game, while Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) is babysitting with Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson). He is later rushed to hospital, when he loses consciousness as a result of the injury. When the doctors find another bruise on Aadi (as a result of Dev pulling him off the road when a car nearly ran him over some days before), social services are contacted. Immediately they suspect Dev and Sunita of child abuse and Aadi, along with Asha, is taken into temporary care. Dev and Sunita's names are later cleared of any wrongdoing when Simon admits that he hurt Aadi.

Around September 2011, it becomes clear to Dev that Aadi is a talented golfer. He persuades Sunita to allow him to nurture their son's talent although Sunita is unsure as Dev's golf is already becoming very expensive. Sunita finally agrees on the condition that, if Dev is happy to spend money on Aadi and his golf, he needs to be willing to splurge an equal amount on Asha.

Asha Alahan[edit]

Asha Alahan
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Tanisha Gorey
Duration 2006, 2009—
First appearance 13 January 2006
Profile
Home 7 Coronation Street

Asha Alahan is one of the twins born to Sunita (Shobna Gulati) and Dev Alahan (Jimmi Harkishin) on 13 January 2006. She leaves with her mother and brother Aadi Alahan (Zennon Ditchett) soon after she is born. Asha returns to the Street in December 2009 with Sunita and Aadi. Upon Asha's return, Sunita thinks that she may have measles, after having spots and a temperature. Sunita's doctor from 2004, Dr Patel (Josephine Lloyd-Welcome), from Rosamund Street Medical Centre visits her home and, much to the relief of a worried Dev and Sunita, she is not suffering from measles, just a virus.

In September 2010, Asha is taken into temporary care, along with her brother, when social services believe that Dev and Sunita may be abusing Aadi. She is soon returned to her parents when it becomes clear that Dev and Sunita are innocent.

In late July 2012 Dev and Sunita separate after Sunita has an affair with Karl Munro (John Michie) and chooses to be with him. Asha and her brother meet Karl and he promises both Asha and Aadi that he won't get in the way of seeing their father. The children later see Dev attacking Karl when Dev confronts Sunita and Karl.

Becky McDonald[edit]

Main article: Becky McDonald

Jo[edit]

Jo
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Emma Pike
Duration 2006
First appearance 6 February 2006
Last appearance 12 February 2006
Classification Former; guest

Jo is a character whom David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) gets chatting to when she moves into the flat above the bookies. She then offers David a part-time job with flexible hours and good money, which he accepts. David tells his mother Gail (Helen Worth) that he is walking Jo's dog for her. Meanwhile, David tells Craig Harris (Richard Fleeshman) that dog walking is only part of his job for Jo. He shows Craig the cannabis farm which Jo has installed in her flat and pays him to look after.

The police later raid Jo's flat and discover the drugs. David is arrested but is later released when he insists that he knew nothing about the drugs. Jo disappears and is never seen again.

Michelle Connor[edit]

Main article: Michelle Connor

DS Phil Campbell[edit]

DS Phil Campbell
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Gary Cargill
Duration 2006, 2007, 2008
First appearance 9 June 2006
Last appearance 28 April 2008
Profile
Occupation Police Officer

Detective Sergeant Phil Campbell is a police officer. Campbell is first seen investigating a hit-and-run accident in which an elderly man was killed. He arrests Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) for causing death by dangerous driving and Steve implicates his girlfriend Ronnie Clayton (Emma Stansfield) who is the actual culprit and is subsequently arrested. The following month, Campbell questions Danny Baldwin (Bradley Walsh) on suspicion of fraud after it is revealed he had forged a will in order to get his father Mike (Johnny Briggs), who suffered from Alzheimers disease, to leave him his factory. In January 2007, Campbell arrests Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) and charges her with the murder of Charlie Stubbs (Bill Ward). Campbell questions Tracy's neighbours Claire Peacock (Julia Haworth) and Gail Platt (Helen Worth) both of whom claim Charlie was subjecting Tracy to domestic violence and abuse. Campbell also questions Charlie's friend Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas) who tells them that Tracy staged a deliberate row in order to get the police involved. David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) later visits the police station and tells Campbell that he witnessed Tracy kill Charlie in self-defence after he had attacked her with a knife. David also tells Campbell that Charlie had attempted to abduct him in his van and had also attempted to drown him in his bath. Campbell later speaks to Liam Connor (Rob James-Collier) who witnessed the abduction attempt and Maria Sutherland (Samia Ghadie) who witnessed the attempted drowning and they both back David's story up. Campbell was last seen investigating the arson attack at Leanne Battersby's (Jane Danson) restaurant "Valandros" committed by chef Paul Clayton (Lee Booth). After Paul reports himself and Leanne to the police, Campbell arrests Leanne and questions her and her boyfriend Dan Mason (Matthew Crompton) gives her an alibi.

In October 2004, Cargill played a police officer called DC Paul Campbell, who arrested Dev (Jimmi Harkishin) and Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati) on their wedding day on suspicion of being illegal immigrants and falsely marrying to gain a visa. It is not known whether this was the same character under a different name.

Brian Tully[edit]

Brian Tully
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Tim Healy
First appearance 5 June 2006
Last appearance 18 June 2006
Classification Former; guest

Brian Tully thinks that Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) is his son but left when he realized that he isn't. In 2006, Sean begins visiting his father until he learns the truth.


Maureen Tully[edit]

Maureen Tully
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Susan Brown
First appearance 26 June 2006
Last appearance 28 June 2006
Classification Former; guest

Maureen Tully is Sean Tully's (Antony Cotton) mother. She lies to her son saying that Brian Tully (Tim Healy) is his real father, Sean's real father is unknown, but she then tells him it was a plumber named Paul Jones that she had met at a dance.

Freddie Peacock[edit]

Freddie Peacock
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Dylan Whitbread (2006–10)
Hayden Whitbread (2006–09)
Luke Beresford (2010)
Niall Beresford (2010)
Duration 2006–11
First appearance 17 July 2006
Last appearance 14 January 2011
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Home France

Frederick Thomas "Freddie" Peacock (né Thomas Duncan) is the son of Ashley (Steven Arnold) and Claire Peacock (Julia Haworth). Claire suffers from post natal depression after Freddie is born, refusing to believe that Freddie is her child. On one occasion, she pushes his pram into the path of an oncoming vehicle and tries to return him to the hospital. She is sectioned until she is well enough to come home.

In October 2006, Claire announces that she would like to change his name from Thomas to Freddie, after his paternal grandfather Fred Elliott (John Savident) who died the week before. In December 2006, he is christened Frederick Thomas with Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) as godmother and Roy Cropper (David Neilson) as his godfather.

In May 2007, a fire starts in Freddie's bedroom. Claire is rescued from the burning building but Freddie is not found until later that day, wrapped up in a local park. It is revealed that the fire was started deliberately by use of an accelerant. Originally, this storyline was to last several months but was rewritten to avoid upsetting the family of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared two weeks previously. In September 2007, the identity of Freddie's abductor is revealed to be Claire's former friend, Casey Carswell (Zoe Henry). Casey abducts Freddie and takes him to the balcony of her flat where she threatens to jump with him. Freddie is rescued unharmed and Casey is arrested.

When a tram crashes on to the Street on 6 December 2010, Ashley is killed when the roof of 'The Joinery' Bar collapses and he is crushed by the debris. Freddie and Joshua are subsequently left without a father. In January 2011, Claire attacks Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) after she makes insulting remarks about Ashley and after Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly) is arrested for assaulting Tracy and leaving her for dead, she confesses to the police. Her friends persuade her to leave the country to avoid a prison sentence and take her sons with her. Freddie, Claire and Joshua leave for France on 14 January 2011.

Mr. Griffin[edit]

Mr. Griffin
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Roger Morlidge
Duration 2006, 2007, 2009
First appearance 18 June 2006
Last appearance 3 April 2009
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Headmaster

Mr. Griffin is the Headmaster at Weatherfield High and commonly appears in storylines concerning David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) when he attends the school, and more recently Chesney Brown (Sam Aston). Mr. Griffin made his most recent appearance when Chesney's sister Fiz Brown (Jennie McAlpine) was about to punch Kenzie Judd (Jack Cooper) for bullying him.

Cameron McIntyre[edit]

Cameron McIntyre
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Ryan Cook
First appearance 24 July 2006
Last appearance 7 August 2006
Classification Former; guest
Profile
Occupation Student

Cameron McIntyre is a school friend of Chesney Brown (Sam Aston) and Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent), often causing trouble.

When he first appears, Sophie doesn't really like him. Later that day, the trio prank-call all the contacts on Sophie's mother's Sally's (Sally Dynevor) phone, and Sophie begins to develop a crush on him. On Chesney's 12th birthday party, Sophie is quietly upset that Cameron can't attend. However, to Sophie's relief, he turns up later on with a card for Chesney, and they go out again. Later on, Sophie, Chesney and Cameron hang out at Sophie's house to watch Chesney's step-dad's horror film. The film is found by Sally who orders the trio outside to play, annoying Chesney's mother Cilla (Wendi Peters). In the ginnel later that week, Sophie and Chesney meet up with Cameron again and soon find out he has cigarettes in hand. Chesney refuses to smoke, but Sophie takes a cigarette but unfortunately, Sally smells tobacco and sends Chesney away as he hides the cigarettes. Cameron and Chesney briefly fall out, but become friends again and go to watch films with Sophie. The trio are caught again by Sally and Chesney is sent packing. When Sally discovers £5 is missing from her money, she assumes Chesney stole it. Sophie is the one who took the money to buy cigarettes for her and Cameron, and when Sophie tells Cameron that she is going to tell her mother what happened, he makes an excuse to go home to avoid getting into trouble and runs away from the street, leaving Sophie devastated.

Cameron is no relation to Joe (Reece Dinsdale) and Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan).

Liam Connor[edit]

Main article: Liam Connor

Ryan Connor[edit]

Main article: Ryan Connor

Paul Connor[edit]

Carla Connor[edit]

Main article: Carla Connor

Slug[edit]

Slug
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Marshall Lancaster
Duration 2006-07, 2009
First appearance 18 December 2006
Last appearance 7 September 2009
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Aliases Neil Ackroyd
Occupation Drug dealer

Slug (real name Neil Ackroyd) is an old friend of Becky Granger's (Katherine Kelly), who first appears in December 2006. He is a drug dealer and user who takes advantage of Becky. In June 2009 Slug returns, apparently a reformed man. It is later revealed that he is working for DC Hooch, a police officer who is an enemy of Becky's and wants her in prison. Slug plants drugs on Becky and she is subsequently arrested. Becky's fiancé Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) and his collegaue and friend Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles) find out about Slug's involvement and track him down. They bundle him into a car, drive him back to the street and question him. When they bring him to Hooch, Hooch decides to drop the charges, scared Slug will tell the police about him.

Sonny Dhillon[edit]

Sonny Dhillon
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Pal Aron
First appearance 22 December 2006
Last appearance 11 March 2007
Classification Former; recurring

Sundeep "Sonny" Dhillon is played by Pal Aron. Sonny is Michelle Connor's (Kym Marsh) millionaire boyfriend. It comes to light that Sonny has relationship history with Sean Tully (Antony Cotton), in that they had previously been dating, with Sonny admitting to being bisexual. On the Streetcars lads night out Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) spots Sean and Sonny kissing. In late February 2007, Sonny proposes to Michelle. While she is in The Rovers celebrating, a jealous Steve tells her that Sonny is gay, however, she does not believe him. When Michelle's brother Liam Connor (Rob James-Collier) hears Steve's allegation, he confronts him, with Steve sticking by what he saw. An unsure Liam questions Sean at work with Sean claiming nothing is going on. The same day, Liam and his brother Paul (Sean Gallagher) confront Sean a second time, forcing him to tell the truth. They then frogmarch Sean to the pub to tell Michelle the truth. Sean does so, with Michelle bursting into tears, shocked at what she is hearing. An oblivious Sonny arrives at Michelle's that night, ready to take her out. A crying Michelle tells Sonny she knows about him and Sean, before giving him back her engagement ring. Sonny then leaves in shame.

When Michelle's son Ryan Connor (Ben Thompson) discovers the gay affair, he steals Sonny's car and takes it for a joyride. The police find out but Sonny doesn't press charges. After Michelle discovers the affair, Sonny goes to Sean but Sean rejected him. Sonny walks out of number 11 and hasn't been seen since.

Holly Grimshaw[edit]

Holly Grimshaw
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Niamh Earnshaw
Duration 2006-07
First appearance 25 December 2006
Last appearance 25 April 2007
Introduced by Steve Frost
Classification Former; recurring

Holly Grimshaw first appears on Christmas Day 2006 when her mother Emma (Stephanie Waring) dumps her on Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas) claiming that he is her father, the product of a one-night stand. Jason's mother Eileen (Sue Cleaver) bonds with the baby who they name Holly because of the day she arrived, Jason then bonds with her too and enjoys being a father and a family with his fiancée Sarah-Louise Platt (Tina O'Brien) and her daughter Bethany.

When Charlie Stubbs (Bill Ward) is murdered in January 2007, Jason is upset as he has lost one of his closest friends. The trial of his murderer Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford) reaches the newspapers and Holly's mother Emma hears about it and realises that the man who is Holly's father is in fact Charlie and he had given Jason's name instead. She returns to re-claim Holly but Eileen refuses and threatens a custody battle. However, she hands her over on 25 April 2007. Shortly after she leaves, her half-sibling is born (child of Shelley Unwin (Sally Lindsay) and Charlie).

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