Audrey Roberts' salon stitch-up
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 August 2011
'Coronation Street' Audrey Roberts is left regretting her decision to leave grandson David and his new wife Kylie in charge of her salon
Coronation Street's David Platt is sent on a business course when his stint in charge of his gran's hairdressers ends in disaster.
Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) regrets leaving her wayward grandson - played by Jack P. Shepherd - and his new bride Kylie in charge of the salon when she takes time out to enjoy her new romance with Marc Selby, and starts to question whether she has made the right decision in passing her business on to the newlyweds.
According to Inside Soap magazine, the trouble starts when Kylie (Paula Lane) adds some holistic treatments to the salon's service list, despite not being qualified to perform them, leading to one client's appointment going wrong, much to the outrage of meddling mother-in-law Gail McIntyre (Helen Worth).
Gail quickly fills her mother in, prompting Audrey to send David on the course - much to the horror of the doctor's receptionist, who realises she is going to be forced into spending the next two weeks alone with her daughter-in-law.
It has been claimed that Kylie will be fired from the salon after causing havoc - and so she resorts to blackmailing Audrey over her romance with transvestite Marc (Andrew Hall).
After spotting the preened pensioner with Marc dressed as his female alter-ego Marcia, she videos the pair on her mobile phone to bribe Audrey into giving Kylie her job back.
However, the plan backfires when Marc learns of the plan and immediately marches into the Rovers Return pub - dressed as Marcia - to confront the mum-of-one about her wicked ways.
But his best intentions don't go according to plan when Audrey berates him for embarrassing her in front of her neighbours.
According to the Daily Star newspaper, she tells him: "I'm not sure I can carry on like this. Like it or not people round here will see you as a freak."