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Corrie Max actor’s surprise recasting amid dark twist, future career and replacement

Coronation Street viewers have watched Harry McDermott grow up on our screens for 11 years, but a new actor will now play the role of David Platt’s stepson Max

Max Turner is back causing trouble on tonight’s Coronation Street – but viewers will notice something drastically different.

David Platt’s stepson has had a pretty time since moving to Weatherfield – being placed in foster care before mum Kylie sold him to Becky and Steve for £20,000.

Things didn’t get much better for Max as he struggled with ADHD, his nasty dad Callum Logan was killed in his house and mum Kylie was murdered in the Street.

Since Max arrived on the cobbles in August 2010 he has been played by child actor Harry McDermott, who was only four-years-old when he joined the cast of the ITV soap.

Corrie fans have watched Harry grow up on our screens over the past 11 years, but now the young actor is departing the role which made him a star.

The reason behind the recasting appears to be due to the explosive nature of upcoming storylines as the writers take Max in a new darker direction.

Soap bosses have decided to recast Max with a brand new actor ahead of a new plot which will see him come into conflict with David and another Street resident.

This isn’t the first time a young character has been recast as they move through their teenage years, with the actors playing Summer Spellman and Aadi Alahan moving on recently.

Harry, 15, balanced school work while working on TV for over a decade, acting closely alongside big names such as David actor Jack P. Shepherd and Helen Worth, who played his grandma Gail Platt,

Now he’s leaving the cobbles, the youngster will be continuing his acting studies while going on to new opportunities.

In a statement about Harry’s exit, a Corrie spokesperson explained: “We have all watched Harry grow up alongside Max Turner for the past 11 years and we want to thank him for everything he has brought to the character.

“It is always a difficult decision to recast a role and we look forward to following Harry’s career as he continues with his acting studies and explores other opportunities.

“We wish him every success for the future.”

Paddy Never has taken over the role and has already been filming for a few weeks ahead of his debut in tonight’s special hour-long episode.

Max will be seen causing trouble with his teacher, Daniel Osbourne, who is doing a placement, in one of Paddy’s first scenes.

Daniel is trying to make his father, Ken Barlow, proud by becoming a teacher, but things don’t go as planned when Max starts manipulating the situation.

When David becomes concerned about Max’s classroom behavior and lack of homework, the schoolboy claims that his ADHD diagnosis means he is given less.

When David discovers his son is lying, he asks Daniel if he can assist with extra tutoring, but Daniel makes excuses not to.

He’s also enraged when Daniel says it’s a shame Max doesn’t use his brain to learn instead of making a fool of his father.

There’s more tension later on when David spots Daniel letting Summer in for a tutorial session when Max was denied one and accuses him of favouritism.

Incensed David then implies that Daniel is probably doing it because he fancies Summer, due to his romantic history with his nice Bethany.

Max listens closely and utilizes the information to his advantage to make a jab at his teacher by likening the relationship to Romeo and Juliet.

When Daniel’s wallet goes missing from his jacket, he accuses Max of stealing it, escalating the feud between Daniel and David.

When Daniel tells Max to empty his pockets and then tries to manhandle him, David becomes enraged and demands answers.

Daisy is another person on the lookout, and she warns Daniel that accusing Max without proof could jeopardize his career.

Max’s recasting appears to be timed to coincide with the character revealing a much darker side.

Despite the fact that the young lad has already been through a lot in the last decade.

Little Max was placed in foster care after a difficult start in life, but his mother Kylie was able to regain custody with the help of her supportive sister Becky.

Kylie, on the other hand, announced her intention to move to Greece and demanded money in exchange for allowing her sister and her husband Steve to keep Max.

When Kylie returned to the cobblestones, she was surprised to find herself engaged to David Platt, and Max was once again placed in her care.

But Kylie turned her life around, and before Lily’s birth in 2013, Max moved in with her and the Platts.

Then there was Callum, Max’s biological father, who wanted custody of his kid but was slain by Kylie after attacking Sarah Platt and buried under Gail’s new bedroom floor.

Despite the fact that the young lad has already been through a lot in the last decade.

Little Max was placed in foster care after a difficult start in life, but his mother Kylie was able to regain possession with the help of her supporting sister Becky.

Kylie, on the other hand, revealed her intention to go to Greece and demanded money in exchange for allowing her sister and her husband Steve to retain Max.

When Kylie returned to the cobblestones, she was surprised to find herself engaged to David Platt, and Max was once again placed in her care.

But Kylie turned her life around, and before Lily’s birth in 2013, Max moved in with her and the Platts.

Then there was Callum, Max’s biological father, who wanted custody of his kid but was slain by Kylie after attacking Sarah Platt and buried under Gail’s new bedroom floor.

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