“Coronation Street” recently saw the departure of Craig Charles and Alison King from the soap. While this may have been heartbreaking for some, a former cast member is set to return to the soap, as the producers tease “one massive story” that fans should lookout for. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Coronation Street” will see the return of a fan-favorite character, Bev Unwin. The character is played by Susie Blake and it has been nearly a decade since her character appeared on the soap following the death of her fiancé Fred Elliott. Unwin is set to return for Deidre Barlow’s funeral.
“It is very fitting that some of Deirdre’s closest friends and family will be there to pay their respects and give her a good send off. It’s going to be emotional,” a source told the Mirror, according to OK! Magazine.
Meanwhile, a new cast member has been recently added to “Coronation Street.” MailOnline reported that former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has landed a role in the ITV soap. According to the outlet, Ward will play the role of Michelle Connor’s cousin in the series and has signed a one-year contract for the role.
“On hearing the news I had been offered the part on the show, I was in total disbelief. It still hasn’t sunk in,” Ward said.
“Coronation Street” producer admitted that Ward had quite a lot of tough competitors during the audition, but the 33-year-old singer reportedly “blew” them away.
Ward will also be joining Sarah Harding on the cobbles, who was initially slated to appear in the series for only four episodes. However, it was reported in OK! Magazine that the producers want Harding for more than just four episodes in the series. The addition of Ward came in with the news that Paddy McGuinness scored a role in “Coronation Street” while Kym Marsh and Brooke Vincent recently renewed their contract for another year.
Producer Stuart Blackburn also hinted that fans should be on the lookout for “one massive story and behind that a real sense of fun and humor.”
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