In Kate and Koji season 2 it’s business as usual for opinionated, pinny-clad caff-owner, Kate (Brenda Blethyn) and her asylum seeker, doctor friend Koji. The cafe doors are open, the kettle is on, and the regulars are back. However, there is one notable change - Okorie Chukwu has replaced Jimmy Akingbola as Koji. Okorie Chukwu has taken over the part for season 2, after Jimmy Akingbola stepped down from his role of Koji after a series of COVID-related delays brought about a clash with his schedule after he signed on to Bel-Air, the Fresh Prince remake. His co-star Brenda Blethyn (who plays seaside cafe owner Kate in the the series) said on the announcement of season 2: “I'm so pleased Kate will be welcoming her customers back into the caff. Even the postman! "I’ve missed them. So looking forward to donning the gingham apron and welcoming Okorie to our Kate and Koji family.” ITV Kate & Koji season 2.