RITA Tanner is in for a horrible shock later this year when her thug Rick Neelan returns to Coronation Street. The evil loanshark - who is played by actor Greg Wood on the ITV soap - infamously kidnapped Rita on her wedding day in 2012. A source told Digital Spy: "Rick will be coming back for a few months and will be up to his old tricks by terrorising some of the local residents. "Viewers will have to stay tuned to find out who he'll be targeting this time, but it's safe to say that it's never good news for the characters when Rick is around." The villain first arrived in Weatherfield in 2009 when he was approached by Gail Platt's then husband Joe McIntyre for a loan to pay off other debts. But when Joe struggled to pay the interest of the loan shark, he was distraught when he began turning up the pressure with threats towards Joe's daughter Tina. When Joe accidentally died in a failed attempt to fake his death to clear all of his debts, Rick targeted his daughter and widow for the … [Read more...] about Coronation Street horror for Rita Tanner as kidnapper Rick Neelan returns
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CORONATION Street's Gemma Winter's stalker was revealed to be her twin brother Paul tonight - leaving fans baffled. The character had been convinced for weeks that someone was watching her, and realised they'd broken into the flat she shares with Rita Sullivan and looked through her bag in tonight's episode. Later, as she headed home, Chesney Brown spotted a man in a hoody following her, and pounced on him as he tried to get through the door behind Gemma. As Chesney pinned the stalker to the ground, he pulled back the hoody and asked Gemma if she recognised him. Nodding, Gemma said: "Yes, it's my twin brother Paul". The revelation left many viewers at home baffled, as they were convinced Gemma has never mentioned having a brother let alone a twin. Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "Twin? You having a larf?" while another added: "And yet another character appears from nowhere! Gemma' s suddenly got a twin brother!" A third agreed, writing: "I didn't know that Gemma was a twin!" while a … [Read more...] about Coronation Street’s Gemma Winter’s stalker revealed to be her twin brother Paul – leaving viewers baffled
CORONATION Street was rocked after legend Roy said goodbye to the cobbles temporarily. The cafe owner left the Corrie cobbles to look after his mum after she suffered an accident. Here's all you need to know about the storyline and when he returned. Why did Roy Cropper leave Coronation Street and when did he come back? Yes Roy left us, but not for good. The good-natured guy was left torn between his pal Carla and his duties as a son when he received some very worrying news that his mum, Sylvia, was unwell and needed him to look after her. Roy wanted to take care of his elderly mother and Carla who was recovering from major surgery, but Carla's dad, Johnny, promised him that he'd be there to take care of her and encouraged Roy to head to Sylvia’s. While Johnny was happy to step up and take care of Carla and Aidan while they recovered, the news did not go down so well with his wife Jenny who was disappointed when Johnny tells her their plans to move to Spain needed to be put on ice … [Read more...] about Why did Coronation Street’s Roy Cropper leave the cobbles and when did he return?
CORONATION Street actor Paddy Wallace can be seen playing shady Jude Appleton in the pics below. But what else do we know about the actor and what else has he been in? - here's the lowdown... Who is Coronation Street actor Paddy Wallace? Paddy Wallace is a British actor currently starring as Jude Appleton in ITV soap Coronation Street. He was born in Belfast in August 1979, making him 39 years old. Paddy is actually only three years younger than Patti Clare who plays his on-screen mum Mary. He first appeared in Coronation Street in December 2016. Paddy studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and graduated in 2011. Paddy is currently dating Rachel Atkins who is a London-based events manager - they've been together since 2016. Has Paddy Wallace left Corrie and when did he first join the soap? Paddy plays the role of Mary Taylor’s long-lost son Jude Appleton. Jude arrived on Christmas Day 2016 when he arrived in Weatherfield looking for his mum. Mary had given birth to … [Read more...] about Who is Coronation Street Paddy Wallace actor Jude Appleton and is he leaving the soap?
CORONATION Street's Billy Mayhew has been dealing with a tough time, after spiralling into drug addiction. And it turns out, the actor behind the character, Daniel Brocklebank, has also been dealing with traumatic events, as he led the search for missing soldier Daniel Johnston. Here's all you need to know... Who is Daniel Brocklebank? Daniel Brocklebank, 38, was born December 21, 1979, and is an English actor. He is best known for playing Billy Mayhew in Coronation Street. At the age of ten, he joined several local amateur dramatic societies with his grandma and was soon hooked on performing. Daniel then took private LAMDA tuition outside of school. In 1994 he was cast in a children's TV show Brum. In 1999 Daniel received a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the multi-award–winning movie Shakespeare in Love. What films and TV shows has Daniel been in? Before Corrie, Daniel was the star of the big and small screen, his credits include: Lord of the Flies … [Read more...] about Who is Coronation Street actor Daniel Brocklebank? The Shakespeare in Love star playing Weatherfield’s Billy Mayhew