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Tupele Dorgu is a British actress, best known for playing the role of Kelly Crabtree on the soap opera Coronation Street from 2004 to 2010.
She has also appeared in Merseybeat, Loose Women, Casualty, Doctors and Strictly Come Dancing. Dorgu was educated in and around the Preston area; she attended St Clare's primary school, Our Lady's High School, and latterly at Kirkham Grammar School. Her mother is of Irish and English extraction and her father is from Nigeria.
Dorgu played has performed in many musicals including La Cage Aux Folles, Three Minute Heroes and the West End production of Mamma Mia!.
Dorgu left her role as Kelly Crabtree in March 2010, a development which had been announced in November 2009.
In winter 2010 Dorgu starred as The Sorceress in the pantomime Robin Hood at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle from 30 November until 15 January 2011. In mid-2011, she made a brief appearance in the BBC drama Waterloo Road as newcomer Keeley James.
Dorgu starred as Velma in the UK 2012 tour of Chicago.