And Kieron Richardson on Ste’s potential Hollyoaks romance with Doug Carter
We’ll start today’s soapy news round up on Coronation Street, where the original bad lad Terry Duckworth is about to make a return to Weatherfield…
And as viewers who remember Terry will know, he’s always been a troublemaker and a schemer, which broke his mum and dad’s hearts. His mum and dad were of course Street legends, Jack and Vera Duckworth, who were played by Bill Tarmey and Liz Dawn.
However, while speaking to the PA about Terry’s return, Nigel Pivaro, who of course plays the role, revealed that it’s just possible Terry might have turned over a new leaf and become a better person.
He said, “I always hope that at some point there is a turn in Terry but there would have to be a logic to it.
“Terry doesn’t go through life wanting to be bad, he just has to be bad because of circumstance, but circumstances can change.
“Whatever happens to Terry, I want to be there when it does because I’ve put so much into him.”
But Nigel – who’s been working as a full time journalist for a number of years – added that it’s been “strange” to be on set without Bill and Liz.
He said, “I’m already missing three or four stalwarts that were here the last time I was on set.
“I still see Bill. I actually went to his 50th wedding anniversary the other day but it’s strange without him here.
“I keep expecting him to rear up behind me and tap me on the shoulder, script in hand.”
We’ll see Nigel back on Coronation Street on ITV1 on Monday, April 16.
Over to Emmerdale now, where actress Lesley Dunlop has revealed that if Val Pollard ever comes back to the village, Brenda Walker won’t give Eric Pollard up without a fight!
Lesley, who’s been playing the role of Brenda since 2008, told Inside Soap, “I’d quite like it if Val comes back to the village fuming. It would be good to see how Eric reacts…
“Whether he drops Brenda like a hot potato or tells Val where to go.
“And since Brenda is secretly hoping all the things Eric’s been telling her are true, she’d most likely be prepared to stand her ground and fight.”
Lesley also revealed that she’d love it if Brenda ended up owning the café.
She said, “She could buy the cafe and call it Brenda’s Baps!”
*Shudders at the thought of eating dinner in Brenda’s Baps…
Finally today it’s over to Hollyoaks, where Kieron Richardson has hinted that Ste Hay’s storyline with Doug Carter – who’s played by PJ Brennan – could be about to take a romantic twist.
Digital Spy report that while Kieron was being interviewed on Channel 5′s Live with Myleene, he said, “Ste didn’t have any friends, so he’s started this friendship with Doug…
“And they’ve now become business partners and maybe something else might happen – a relationship possibly.”
And when asked to expand on that, Kieron teased, “Doug [tries] to set [Ste] up on online dating, so when Ste does go on a date with another guy, Doug gets these feelings.
“Is he jealous that he’s going on a date with a guy, is he jealous because his friend has been taken away from him?
“He’s questioning all his emotions, and then in the weeks to come you’ll find out why.”
And finally, of how a relationship with Doug would affect Ste’s ongoing affair with Brendan, Kieron said, “Brendan’s always going to be in the mix…
“Obviously last year we did quite a big storyline – it was gay domestic abuse, which is hard to do.
“A lot of ‘Stendan’ fans, they are desperate for Ste and Brendan to be together.
“We’ve got ‘Stendan’ and ‘Stug’ – I’m just happy that my name’s in both of them!
“The ‘Stendan’ fans are going absolutely mental and want Ste and Brendan to be together.
“But I think if we really do take a serious look, it’s gay domestic abuse and we can’t be seen to promote that.
“So he’ll always be in the mix, but whether they’re going to be together is a questionable thing.”
More soapy news soon!