Everything you need to know about Coronation Street star Tanisha Gorey from boyfriend to future plans

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Tanisha Gorey first burst onto our screen over a decade ago, when she was cast as Asha Alahan on Coronation Street.

Fans have watched her grow up on the hit soap, from a young girl to a teenager navigating complex storylines including one about skin lightening and a more recent ordeal involving sexting.

This hard hitting plot saw Asha’s boyfriend Corey screenshot images of her stripping for him during a video chat and show them round the school before putting them on the internet.

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Last month the actress spoke out, explaining that the plot had a big impact and has helped real victims.

She said: "A lot of people were messaging me saying… telling me, 'I've got help, I've got in touch with someone, I'm currently getting help because you gave me the confidence to do this'."

But who is this empathetic actress. Here is everything you need to know…

Who is Tanisha Gorey?

Tanisha is an 18-year-old actress who first joined Coronation Street in 2009. She was born in Oldham, Manchester.

She joined the show at a very young age but had never taken an acting class.

She explained to The Saddleworth Independent that she was a child model at the time and fit the criteria.

She said: “I was asked to go for an audition and here I am still there 12 years later.

“It was never an ambition to be an actress but, after so long, I am comfortable in the role and happy to stay as long as they want me.”

Who is Tanisha dating?

The 18 year old is dating Manchester student Lucas Whelan, and earlier this year went public with their relationship by sharing a post to her 27.8k Instagram followers.

On her birthday in June the star reposted Lucas’ Instagram story, which included a picture of the two grinning under a tree, and the caption: "Want to wish the biggest happy birthday to the best girlfriend anyone could ask for :).

"You're the best and hope you have the best day ever."

What does she want to do in the future?

In an interview with OK! Magazine the star explained that she would like to emulate Michelle Keegan's career.

She told OK!: "Michelle Keegan has gone so far. You look at people who've left soaps and a lot of them you don't see much of again, but Michelle has really made a name for herself."

She added: "I'm hoping to be there until they kick me out! At some point I'd love to be involved in some form of drama series because I can be very dramatic sometimes.

"I've been at 'Corrie' all my life so it would be nice to try something different."

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Tanisha loves working on Coronation Street and did not enjoy having time off during the lockdown.

She said at the time: "I can't wait to get back to filming. I don't think anyone knows what to do with themselves. I love my job and it makes me want it more. I miss it so much."

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