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?
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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
CORRIE'S Craig Tinker is currently having a hard time as he battles OCD. Here's everything you need to know about the storyline... What is Craig Tinker's OCD storyline in Coronation Street? Craig Tinker is currently suffering with the debilitating mental illness OCD. In recent scenes he is shown to have an obsession over turning switches and the oven off and on an even number of times. He explains to the doctor that it started around the time of Bethany Platt's sex abuse trial in which he got a time wrong. He thinks that if he can keep a track of the numbers then he can keep everyone safe. How has Bethany Platt helped Craig Tinker to get help for his OCD? When it is revealed that Pat Phelan killed Andy Carver the police issue a warrant to search his former flat which is where Criag lives. Craig breaks down and barricades himself in the flat during his worst ever episode of OCD. With the help of Bethany he eventually seeks help from the doctor. Bethany accompanies him to the appointment … [Read more...] about What is Craig’s OCD storyline in Coronation Street and what has actor Colson Smith said about the illness?
SUE Cleaver is best known for playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street. Here's everything you need to know about the veteran soap star who's set to leave Weatherfield.... Who is Sue Cleaver? Sue Cleaver, 54, is a British actress from Watford. She studied at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre. She is best known for her role as Eileen Grimshaw in the long-running soap Coronation Street. In addition to her acting career she is also a trained psychotherapist. Is Sue Cleaver leaving Coronation Street? Sue Cleaver is set to leave Coronation Street as Eileen follows Nicola to Bristol to start a new life with baby Zak. Back in January 2018, Sue said that she was tired of the soap's dark storylines and wanted to take a break to go travelling. Speaking to the Daily Star Sue said: "It's all getting very dark. It's just too complicated at the moment. "I'm so knackered. I'd love a break. I want to travel to China and Japan." Sue first arrived in Coronation Street in … [Read more...] about Who is Sue Cleaver and is the Eileen Grimshaw actress leaving Coronation Street after playing Pat Phelan’s wife?
Coronation Street was the most complained about soap in the first half of the year Ofcom figures have revealed. Emmerdale prompted 607 complaints, EastEnders 30 and Hollyoaks 25, although Ofcom has pointed out that under a BBC First policy complaints for EastEnders would go to the BBC before Ofcom. The TV watchdog Ofcom received 808 complaints about Coronation Street across a wide range of episodes and issues between January 1 and July 1 this year. The complaints came mainly due to the ITV1 soap's determination to tackle difficult subject through darker storylines. The figure is low by comparison to other shows - ITV's Love Island recently drew 650 complains for just one show - and more than 2,500 in the space of a week recently. David Platt’s harrowing rape storyline prompted 214 complaints to Ofcom, which were assessed by the watchdog but not investigated. Ofcom found that soap bosses, who worked with charity Survivors Manchester supporting male survivors of sexual abuse … [Read more...] about Coronation Street is the most complained about soap on TV