Coronation Street actress Katie Redford has been sacked after lying about her age in her audition.
Actress Katie Redford was previously announced to play Sarah Platt’s 14-year-old daughter Bethany, who is retuning as a regular character in the spring.
A Corrie spokesman said: “Coronation Street have taken the decision to recast the part of Bethany Platt.”
A show spokesperson said: “This matter has been brought to our attention over the weekend and we will be looking into it on Monday.”
Katie’s Twitter username previously read ‘katieredford89’ before it was later changed to her current handle ‘Katieredfordtlc’.
Soap fans found details that shows the actress was 25, which would make her 11 years older than her character.