Catherine Tyldesley 'can't understand' Corrie accent fuss

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'Coronation Street' actress Catherine Tyldesley would be the first person to tell Michelle Collins her accent should be more northern sounding.

Coronation Street's Catherine Tyldesley "can't understand the fuss" over Michelle Collins' accent.

The former actress - who plays Eva Price in the ITV1 soap - explained even though her co-star has come under fire for her dodgy northern accent while portraying new Rovers Return landlady Stella Price, she would be "the first" to jump in and tell her if it wasn't spot on.

She told Inside Soap magazine: "I can't understand this fuss. If you actually listen to Michelle's accent, there's nothing wrong with it at all.

"My family couldn't get any more northern, so if I heard something that wasn't quite right, I'd be the first to say so. I think she and John Michie (Karl Price) are both doing a brilliant job of their characters."

Catherine is just one of a number of 'Coronation Street' stars who have leaped to Michelle's defence in recent weeks.

Antony Cotton - who plays Sean Tully in the Manchester-based soap - said: "Contrary to rumour, the cast and crew of 'Coronation Street' have far better things to do than stand by idly gossiping about Michelle Collins.

"What matters far more than her accent, which is great in my opinion, is the character she is playing. Say what you want about Miss Collins, she's so very watchable. And for that reason, this new family is exciting and intriguing,"

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