Plus new teasers and spoilers for August episodes
We’ll begin today’s news from Weatherfield with a report in TV Biz which states that newcomer Sue Johnston – who is to play the role of Stella Price’s mother, Gloria – took the new job in order to be nearer to her grandson.
Sue, who of course formerly starred in The Royle Family, told the paper, “My son lives in Manchester and he’s just had my first grandchild.
“So it made sense to be working where the baby is.”
Sue also confirmed recent speculation that her character will be a battleaxe, and therefore rather like legendary Corrie characters Blanche Hunt and Ena Sharples.
Of that, Sue said, “Gloria doesn’t endear herself to everyone – she’s a real Coronation Street matriarch.”
And finally, on the subject of The Royle Family, Sue confirmed that there would be a special episode this Christmas. Fans may recall there was to have been one last Christmas, but Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash didn’t finish writing it in time.
However, Sue said, “It’s definitely happening this year.”
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