Audrey Roberts' Coronation Street collapse

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 December 2011
Sue Nicholls

Sue Nicholls

Coronation Street's Audrey Roberts sparks a health scare when she is rushed to hospital after she collapses on the cobbles

Coronation Street's Audrey Roberts will be rushed to hospital after she collapses on the cobbles.

Concerned onlookers immediately call 999 after the gossipy hairdresser passes out in the street and an ambulance is sent to rush her the nearest hospital.

However, it turns out the health scare just a false alarm as medics reveal Audrey - played by Sue Nicholls - has just got high blood pressure and is told she must give up her beloved booze for good, according to the Daily Star newspaper.

It's been a busy few months for Audrey after 'Coronation Street' bosses recently axed her cross-dressing lover.

The controversial character - played by Andrew Hall - first appeared in the ITV1 soap at the beginning of the year as transvestite Marc Selby, better-known for his gruff-voiced, stiletto-wearing alter-ago, Marcia.

However, after the unusual storyline failed to strike a chord with 'Corrie' viewers, TV chiefs admitted they may have made a mistake with the character's introduction.

A source said: "The plot hasn't been for everyone but we're glad we tackled the issue."

Marc's shock exit left pensioner Audrey devastated after a series of dramatic twists and turns forced him to leave Weatherfield for good.

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