Natalie Gumede is back on our screens in Death in Paradise tonight (June 18th).
But the tropical crime drama is still not her best-known role.
How else do you know her from? Read on and we will inform you!
Who is Death in Paradise star Natalie Gumede?
Natalie is a familiar face after a long stay on the popular soap Coronation Street, where she scared the audience with her portrayal of the violent perpetrator Kirsty Soames.
The creepy manipulator left our screens a few years ago. But Kirsty has stuck in the minds of fans of the cobbled street thanks to her portrayal of the creepy figure.
Natalie joined Corrie in September 2011.
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Her character became embroiled in a tumultuous relationship with Tyrone Dobbs as a result of a bet with Tommy Duckworth.
The on-screen policewoman was abusive in her relationship with victim Tyrone, physically assaulting and beating him.
The couple had a baby together named Ruby in 2012.
However, things only got worse when Tyrone suggested Kirsty seek custody of her daughter because she left his name on her birth certificate.
But on their wedding day, Kirsty lost the conspiracy after discovering that Tyrone had seen Fiz behind her back.
She found a series of texts between the two that revealed everything.
What happened to Kirsty?
The events that followed resulted in a vicious attack that knocked Tyrone down the stairs.
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But Tyrone was brought to justice when Kirsty accused him of attacking her despite his innocence.
However, she eventually showed up in court and confessed to everything.
Natalie left the show in 2013 when Kirsty was taken into custody, and the character was sentenced to 12 months in prison as a result.
Kirsty is killed on Corrie next week
Tyrone and Fizz have since dumped Kirsty after receiving anonymous offensive messages that they suspected were from her.
But a return for the crazy character was ruled out.
Kirsty is said to be killed behind the scenes, it became known.
Natalie previously indicated that she didn’t want to bring the character back, even if the opportunity arose.
She said, “Would I go back to Corrie if you decide to get Kirsty out of jail? I think my time there was wonderful, but complete. “
What else did Natalie experience?
The talented actress has appeared on many well-known TV shows, including Death In Paradise.
She also starred in Emmerdale, Doctor Who, the Netflix hit Free Rein, and the 2015 ITV adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde.
Natalie finished second in the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing series.
She was most recently seen in the ITV police drama McDonald and Dodds.
Is Death in Paradise star Natalie married?
Natalie was born in Burnley, Lancashire in March 1984 and is 37 years old.
She is of mixed ethnicity with a Zimbabwean father and an English mother.
The talented – and beautiful – star is currently single.
Death in Paradise will air on BBC One tonight (June 18) at 9pm.
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