Coronation Street star Tanisha Gorey on Asha's upsetting new storyline

Daniel Kilkelly

From Digital Spy

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Coronation Street star Tanisha Gorey has revealed more details of Asha Alahan's big new storyline.

Dev's teenage daughter will be left devastated next week after sexual images she shared with her love interest Corey are put on a group chat.

The upsetting story begins when Corey asks Asha to strip for him while they're on a video call together.

Later in the week, the teens are all at a party together at the Barlow house. During the evening, images from Asha's call get shared from Corey's phone and start to go viral.

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Speaking about the storyline, Tanisha explained: "Asha knows that something weird must have happened at the party, but she doesn't know what it is until she gets home.

"There's clearly something brewing. Everybody is staring at her and she's aware that people are being weird with her. Then it's when she gets home that she sees the picture herself in the group chat.

"Her first feeling is that her life is ruined, then as time goes on it's the shock of: 'Why would he do that to me?' It's a deep betrayal from someone she trusted so much, because in her eyes, the only person who could have done this is Corey so all guns are blazing for him.

"It's absolute despair, shock and disgrace. The fact that everyone at the party knew and had seen it before she did also hits hard."

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Corrie bosses have been working with the NSPCC on the story.

Asked if she knows people who have had similar experiences, Tanisha replied: "Yes it happened to people I knew a few times when I was in secondary school and it was an awful thing to watch. Everyone had seen it, but then when the police came into school, everyone could see that unfolding and how serious it was.

"No-one should ever have to go through that and that's why it's great to be shining a light on this issue."

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Sharing advice to teenagers who might find themselves in similar situations, Tanisha added: "The thing is, with these apps, people think once something has been sent then a few seconds later it's gone but it's not. The person on the receiving end can save anything.

"My advice is, if you don't want to worry about something getting out there, then don't do it at all. You never really know who else is looking at that phone, who else could be there with that person on the other side of the camera. Just don't put yourself in that position.

"The story has pushed me as an actress and I'm happy to be given the responsibility of highlighting something that's so important. I want to do it justice and make sure it’s portrayed in the right way.

"In the society we live in, this happens to someone everyday and people need to see what can happen and what the worst case scenario can do to someone."

Coronation Street launches the story on Monday, April 13 at 7.30pm on ITV.

Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 (www.nspcc.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline on (1-800-422-4453) or the American SPCC (www.americanspcc.org).

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