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Mel B for Coronation Street stint

20 Nov 2014

TV gossip

Mel B is to appear in 'Coronation Street'. The 39-year-old star will feature in a one-off episode of the ITV soap in a bid to raise money for ITV's Text Santa charity campaign. A show insider revealed: "It is a cameo but she will be playing a…

Jacqueline Leonard joins cast of Coronation Street

19 Nov 2014

TV gossip

Former 'EastEnders' actress Jacqueline Leonard is joining the cast of 'Coronation Street'. Jacqueline - who played barmaid Lorraine Wicks in the BBC soap from April 1996 until November 1997 - has been cast as Weatherfield newcomer Linda. She will…

Ian Puleston-Davies quits Coronation Street

17 Nov 2014

TV gossip

Ian Puleston-Davies has quit 'Coronation Street'. The 56-year-old actor has told soap bosses he doesn't want to renew his contract and stay in Weatherfield as builder Owen Armstrong because he wants to star in a play he has written. He said: "Next…

Coronation Street's Roy Cropper to be arrested

14 Nov 2014

TV gossip

Coronation Street's Roy Cropper is to be arrested for assault. The beloved ITV soap character, played by David Neilson, is to snap after weeks of being tormented by a local gang and will lash out at an intruder who breaks into his café, the Daily…

Coronation Street's Michelle Connor left heartbroken

6 Nov 2014

TV gossip

Coronation Street's Michelle Connor is to be left heartbroken when her relationship with Steve McDonald collapses. Michelle - who is played by Kym Marsh - will be left stunned when her partner Steve (Simon Gregson) walks away from their relationship…

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Coronation Street's Simon Gregson has pulled out of filming

6 Nov 2014

TV gossip

'Coronation Street' star Simon Gregson has pulled out of filming. The 40-year-old actor - who stars as Rovers Return landlord Steve McDonald in the ITV soap - has reportedly been hit by a mystery illness and will have to be temporarily written out of…

Jack P. Shepherd given new Coronation Street contract

5 Nov 2014

TV gossip

Jack P. Shepherd has reportedly been handed a new contract for 'Coronation Street'. The 26-year-old actor - who stars as tearaway David Platt on the long-running ITV soap - was reprimanded earlier this year after making insensitive comments on…

Coronation Street's Tracy Barlow is 'out for revenge'

3 Nov 2014

TV gossip

Coronation Street's Tracy Barlow is "out for revenge". Kate Ford - who has starred as Tracy in the ITV soap since 2002 - has revealed her character is to become nastier than ever after her fiancé Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) was arrested for the murder…

Beverley Callard signs new Coronation Street deal

1 Nov 2014

TV gossip

Beverley Callard will stay in 'Coronation Street' permanently after signing a new deal. The 57-year-old actress returned to the ITV programme last year on a six-month trial contract after quitting in 2009 due to a personal battle with depression, but…

Coronation Street mini-bus crash

31 Oct 2014

TV gossip

'Coronation Street' characters will be left fighting for their lives after a minibus crash. Bosses of the ITV soap are currently working on a new storyline which will see some of Weatherfield's cobbled street's most loved characters involved in a…

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Catherine Tyldesley's 'movie-scene' proposal

28 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Catherine Tyldesley felt like she was in a movie when her boyfriend proposed to her. The 'Coronation Street' star - who plays Eva Price on the ITV soap - admits couldn't stop crying when her husband-to-be, Top Pitford, popped the question as the pair…

Kate Ford embroiled domestic row

27 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Kate Ford was caught up in a bitter row between her friend, his ex-partner and his current girlfriend last Friday (24.10.14). The 'Coronation Street' actress got embroiled in the argument which started after her friend Paul came to her house to…

Coronation Street's Helen Worth 'delighted' by Tina O'Brien return

24 Oct 2014

TV gossip

'Coronation Street' star Helen Worth is "delighted" Tina O'Brien is returning to the soap. The 63-year-old actress, who stars as Gail Platt on the ITV soap, has confessed she's looking forward to being reunited with her on-screen daughter…

Marc Baylis feels more attractive following Coronation Street murder

23 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Marc Baylis feels more attractive since his 'Coronation Street' character Rob Donovan murdered Tina McIntyre on the ITV soap. The 37-year-old actor insists he has had more attention from female viewers since his character killed Tina (played by…

Kym Marsh's tattoo mix up

23 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Kym Marsh mistakenly had the word 'communist' tattooed on her lower back. The 'Coronation Street' actress admitted to having an incorrect Chinese symbol permanently inked on her lower back after she failed to double check the translation. Chatting…

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Tina O'Brien returning to Coronation Street

23 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Tina O'Brien is returning to 'Coronation Street'. The 31-year-old actress is reprising her role as Sarah-Louise Platt, the daughter of Weatherfield stalwart Gail Platt (Helen Worth), and will make her comeback in early 2015. In a statement, Tina…

Wendi Peters 'hated' her Coronation Street character

22 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Wendi Peters regrets watching old episodes of 'Coronation Street' ahead of her return to the soap opera. The 46-year-old actress is reprising her role as Cilla Battersby-Brown and couldn't believe how much she "hated" her alter ego when she looked…

Wendi Peters worries people will be 'disappointed' by Coronation Street return

22 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Wendi Peters is worried people will be "disappointed" with Cilla Battersby-Brown's new personality. The 46-year-old actress will return to 'Coronation Street' tonight (22.10.14) after leaving the ITV show in 2007, but has admitted that reviving her…

Simon Gregson proposed to wife in the bath

21 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Simon Gregson proposed to his wife while he was in the bath. The 'Coronation Street' star - who has played Steve McDonald on the ITV soap for 25 years - confessed he popped the question to his girlfriend Emma Gleave, 29, while he was in the bathroom…

Kym Marsh can't have more children

21 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Kym Marsh can't have any more children after having an ablation of the womb. The 'Coronation Street' actress - who is currently dating personal trainer Dan Hooper and already has three children - has revealed she suffered severe health problems in…

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Tina O'Brien gives birth to baby boy

19 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Tina O'Brien has given birth to a baby boy. The former 'Coronation Street' star, 31, and her boyfriend Adam Crofts welcomed the tiny tot into the world last week but they are yet to give him a name. A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper…

Chris Gascoyne developed back problems on Coronation Street

17 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Chris Gascoyne has developed crippling back problems working on 'Coronation Street'. The 46-year-old actor has played alcoholic Peter Barlow on the ITV soap for 14 years and admits pretending to have the shakes from alcohol withdrawal has left him…

Corrie stars fight over pay

15 Oct 2014

TV gossip

'Coronation Street' stars are reportedly fighting with bosses over their salaries. Youngsters on the ITV soap have been left reeling after discovering veteran stars are being paid up to six times as much for their role on the cobbles. It is…

Wendi Peters 'never considered' Coronation Street return

13 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Wendi Peters "never considered" returning to 'Coronation Street'. The 46-year-old actress is to reprise her role as Cilla Battersby-Brown in the ITV soap later this month and although she's looking forward to her return, she admits she hasn't really…

Hayley Tamaddon: I'd do Strictly Come Dancing in a 'heartbeat'

5 Oct 2014

TV gossip

Hayley Tamaddon would do 'Strictly Come Dancing' "in a heartbeat." The 'Coronation Street' star says she would love to don some sequins and shimmy around the dance floor on the BBC One celebrity contest following her appearance on ITV's 'Dancing on…