Coronation Street

Coronation Street plans surprising new storyline for Alya Nazir

“We’re taking things in a really different direction.”

Coronation Street star Sair Khan has teased a big new turn for her character Alya Nazir on the soap.

Alya has been at the centre of many notable storylines over the years, most recently brother Zeedan’s money laundering plot.

Sair has now revealed that the soap is “taking things in a really different direction” for her character in an upcoming plotline ­– though remained tight-lipped on specific details of what will occur.

“Well my dream storyline, actually, I think it might just be about to happen!” she told the Daily Star. “I had a chat with the producer last week and we’re taking things in a really different direction.

“Something really unexpected happens and it changes Alya’s perspective on everything, so it’s a future that wasn’t expected but I’m really excited about it.”

Teasing things further, the actress noted that people have “demons”, suggesting some secrets may be about to come to the fore for Alya.

What could we be about to learn?

“Everyone’s got secrets, haven’t they? Everyone’s got a few demons in the closet,” Sair continued.

“The great thing about our producer Iain [MacLeod] and his wife Verity [assistant producer at Coronation Street] is they love to speak to you about your character, they love hearing your ideas.

“I’m all for demons and darkness!”

Sair has played Alya on the ITV soap since 2014, and has also appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, appearing on the 2018 series of the show.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.