Coronation Street's Neil to stage rooftop protest
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 August 2014
Coronation Street's Neil Beckett is to stage a rooftop protest after overhearing Lloyd Mullaney talking about marrying his wife Andrea Beckett
Coronation Street's Neil Beckett is set to stage a rooftop protest.
The oil rig worker - who is portrayed by William Travis - climbs on top of the Rovers Return pub after suspecting he is going to lose his wife Andrea Beckett (Hayley Tamaddon) to cab driver Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles).
All hell breaks loose when Neil begins shouting from the top of the pub: "I want you to break off your engagement - you're still married to me.
"No more lies! I heard you in the pub talking about suits and dresses. You must think I was born yesterday."
While Neil is on top of the roof, Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) rings Andrea and tells her to get back to Weatherfield to help get her husband down.
Fortunately for Neil it turns out he has misread the situation and overheard Lloyd in the pub talking about hypothetically marrying Andrea.
However, this was scant consolation for window cleaner Tim who was stuck on a different roof after Neil used his ladder to climb up onto the Rovers' roof.
A show insider told the Daily Star newspaper: "It's a hilarious scene with Neil screaming on one roof and Tim on another.
"But while one of them is desperate to get down, the other refuses to move!"
Pub landlady Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) was also less than impressed with Neil being on top of her establishment.
She shouted up at him: "What the bleeding hell is he doing up there? He wants his head testing. Those ladders are going nowhere until that lunatic gets down from my chimney!"