Sue Cleaver smacked on Coronation Street set

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 April 2012
Sue Cleaver

Sue Cleaver

'Coronation Street's Sue Cleaver had to be treated by medics after being accidental smacked in the face during filming

'Coronation Street's Sue Cleaver had to be treated by medics after being accidental smacked in the face during filming.

The actress - Eileen Grimshaw in the ITV soap - was filming a scuffle with Lesley Kershaw (Judy Holt) when she sustained the blow, knocking her to the floor. A doctor was called, who checked a bump on the 47-year-old's head.

A show source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "They could have used stunt doubles but they did it themselves.

"It was a scene the pair did a number of times without any problems.

"But Sue ended up getting a glancing blow and feeling some real pain. She had a nasty bump on her head."

The star took a little time to recover, but a doctor later gave her the OK to carry on.

In the soap storyline Eileen is helping care for dementia sufferer Lesley, wife of her love interest, Paul, but Sue recently admitted it was a difficult test for her character.

She said: "I don't think she resents Lesley - I think she feels very, very sorry for her. But the actual day-to-day living with it and dealing with it is frustrating.

"Paul is asking Eileen to look after Lesley more and more. They're leading separate lives. It's really making her start to wonder, what is she getting out of this?"

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