EastEnders star joins Coronation Street with Nicola Duffett appearing as Yasmeen’s prison pal Lucie


SOAP fans will be thrilled to know that Coronation Street is having a crossover with EastEnders.

Actress Nicola Duffett, who is known for playing tragic Debbie Bates, has now joined Corrie as Yasmeen’s prison pal Lucie.

EastEnders fans will remember her character was married to Nigel but was killed off in a car accident in 1995.

She then went onto to star as Cat Matthews in Family Affairs from 1998 to 2005.

But now Nicola is back on the box in Coronation Street.

The actress has already filmed her first scenes and will appear from next week alongside Shelly King, who plays banged up Yasmeen.

Next week is difficult for poor Yasmeen who finds herself on the phone to evil Geoff after he steals Alya Nazir’s (Sair Khan) mobile and intercepts a call from her gran.

Yasmeen is terrified to hear from the monster who made her life hell, and got her arrested for assaulting him – when it was self defence.

He then has the cheek to say he “forgives her”.

Viewers will see Lucie offer a hand of support to her – before then offering her the use of a contraband mobile in the prison to contact Geoff and stand up to him.

A nervous Yasmeen eventually calls Geoff with Lucie’s words ringing in her ears but when she gets through, Geoff uses the opportunity to promise Yasmeen everything will be different if they get back together.

This isn’t the first time Nicola has been in Coronation Street.

In 2015 she made a guest appearance as a character named Mrs Bird.

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