Lucy Fallon celebrated Coronation Street debut with curry

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Lucy Fallon celebrated Coronation Street debut with curry

Lucy Fallon celebrated starring in her first episode of 'Coronation Street' with a curry.

The 19-year-old actress - who plays Bethany Platt on the ITV soap - has revealed her mother threw a family party and cooked up a feast as they watched her make her debut in the popular soap.

She said: "When they rang me to say I had got it I couldn't believe it. My mum made a Corrie curry."

Lucy - whose character is 14-years-old on the show - was only offered the part after bosses discovered their first choice, Katie Redford, had lied about her age.

Katie, who was 25 at the time, told producers she was 19 so she would be allowed to play the daughter of Sarah Platt, played by Tina O'Brien, 31.

Speaking on 'This Morning', Lucy still appeared a little shocked that she had eventually landed the role.

She told hosts Amanda Holden and Philip Schofield: "Everything moves so quickly, I had got it, I hadn't got it, then I was meeting everyone and then I was on it."

Tina added that the larger age-gap between the on-screen mother and daughter is better suited to the show's storyline.

She said: "In real life there is a 12 year age gap and on the show it's 13 years".