Suspicious Shona discovers that David isn’t Josh’s first victim…

Corrie

by Emma Dodds |
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Coronation Street's Shona Ramsey will turn detective after David Platt starts acting strangely

Corrie's harrowing male rape storyline centred around David Platt may have divided viewers, but a sexual abuse charity has already reported a 1,700% increase in calls from victims - so the importance of the storyline can't be argued.

However, that doesn't mean it's not uncomfortable viewing, and as David understandably retreats into himself, he won't open up to anyone about the horrific ordeal he's been through.

GALLERY: Where are these child soap stars now?

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Child soap stars - where are they now? SLIDER with cover pic

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Molly Conlin (Dotty Cotton)

Molly played Nasty Nick's daughter Dotty Cotton in EastEnders between 2008-10 and caused endless mischief with Tiffany Butcher. But where is she now...

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Molly Conlin (Dotty Cotton)

... 16-year-old Molly is now at college concentrating on her studies. After leaving the soap, the actress starred in Annabel's Kitchen, Horrible Histories and Blandings as well as adverts for Ragu Pasta Sauce and Bold 2 In 1.

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Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster)

Corrie's bad girl had some meaty storylines including being kidnapped (twice!) and dealing with her mother's breast cancer diagnosis. Helen left the soap in 2011, but what has she been up to since?

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Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster)

Six years since leaving the soap, the actress has appeared in I'm a Celeb, Celebrity Super Spa, Celebrity Wedding Planner and Holby City. She has had her first child Matilda with Scott Sinclair. So adorbs!

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Melissa Suffield (Lucy Beale)

Before Hetti Bywater, The Square's tearaway Lucy Beale was played by Melissa Suffield. But where is Mel now...

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Melissa Suffield (Lucy Beale)

...since leaving Walford, Melissa has evolved as an actress and has since starred in Casualty and played the role of Norma Jean in a musical about Marilyn Monroe.

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Ellis Hollins (Tom Cunningham)

Ellis Hollins has played Hollyoak's Tom Cunningham since he was just four-years-old and his storylines have gripped us all, from dealing with his mother's shock death to dealings with Sienna Blake... But where is Tom now?

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Ellis Hollins (Tom Cunningham)

Fourteen years later, Ellis is still in Hollyoaks (as lovable as ever) and was even spotted in Ibiza partying! Oh and he won a British Soap Award, no biggie!

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Sam Aston (Chesney Brown)

Sam Aston played the adorable Corrie's Chesney Brown since 2003. Speaking about life growing up on a popular soap, he said 'At 16, all my mates were getting fake IDs and going to pubs I always knew I couldn't do that.' But where is Sam Aston now?

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Sam Aston (Chesney Brown)

Sam is engaged to his girlfriend of five years Briony Gardner! The star had previously said: 'I do think I'm romantic. I like to treat my girlfriend, buy her flowers and make a fuss of her.'

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Eden Taylor-Draper (Belle Dingle)

Eden Taylor-Draper has played Belle Dingle since 2005, when she fell down a mineshaft on Christmas day. Speaking about being a child actor she said at the time, 'there is no time to go off the rails like Belle, I go home and learn my lines and I am in bed by 9pm!' Where is Eden now?

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Eden Taylor-Draper (Belle Dingle)

Eden is still in Emmerdale and recently was involved in a storyline where Belle pretended to be pregnant to keep her boyfriend. Uh oh.

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Charlie Jones (Ben Mitchell)

'Enders troublemaker Ben Mitchell has been played by a handful of actors, but we'll never forget the sweet Charlie Jones who was tormented by the evil Stella. Where is Charlie now?

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Charlie Jones (Ben Mitchell)

Charlie is now studying acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts – he looks COMPLETELY different to his Walford days.

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Charlie Clements (Bradley Branning)

Albert Square's favourite ginge (apart from his onscreen dad Max, obv) Bradley, was a knitted jumper-wearing sweetheart and made us want to pinch his cheeks through the television between 2006 - 2010. We are still getting over his tragic fall, where he saw his grizzly end. Where is Charlie now?

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Charlie Clements (Bradley Branning)

We hardly recognise Charlie Clements with a beard! The actor uploaded the snap to Twitter with the caption. "A year ago everyone was up in arms because I looked SO different at 28 to 18.. bet they didn't expect this at 29! #actor 'chameleon', He has since starred as Charlie Brackenreid in Murdoch Mystereries.

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Sonny Flood (Josh Ashworth)

Of course you remember Hollyoak's rather swishy-haired Josh Ashworth! His character was best known for dating Amy Barnes and an array of outlandish storylines including attempted murder, underage sex, drugs, drinking and joy riding. Where is Sonny now?

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Sonny Flood (Josh Ashworth

Sonny has since completed a law degree at the University of Manchester, working as a paralegal. Miles away from underage drinking a pint at The Dog, eh!

We'll watch as David can't bring himself to be intimate with his girlfriend Shona Ramsey, kissing her roughly to prove to himself he's a man but then unable to bring himself to sleep with her.

He then breaks things off with her and, according to Metro.co.uk, sleeps with Emma, the new intern at the hairdresser's, even though he didn't even like her to begin with.

But Shona can tell there's something else going on, and realises that David only started acting strangely since Josh's arrival.

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She'll dig around and see what she can unearth about Josh, and meets up with one of Josh's former friends, Dec, to press him for info.

However, as soon as she mentions Josh's name, Dec clams up and tries to walk away from her - as it's revealed Dec was also assaulted by Josh.

But will they be able to put their demons aside and unite to take Josh down? Or will they try to move on and put it behind them?

WATCH: David tells Shona he's moving to New Zealand with his dad and the kids

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