Coronation Street spoilers: Legendary Wendy Crozier set to make HUGE return to soap; plus EastEnders & Emmerdale news

CORONATION Street is set to see legendary Roberta Kerr reprise her role as Wendy Crozier, now Wendy Papadopoulos, in the soap.

Wendy had an infamous affair with the soap's longest-serving character Ken Barlow, played by William Roache, in 1989.

Despite making a a brief return to Corrie in 2012, the actress will now take back her role when Wendy becomes the social worker of Abi Franklin, played by Sally Carman.

Speaking to Beyond Radio about her return to the famous cobbles, Roberta confirmed: "She is returning again".

"When she returned in 2012 she wasn't Wendy Crozier, she married a Greek person and is now Wendy Papadopoulos.

"Now she's just about to come back, as Abi's social worker."

Speaking of her first stint in the Street in 1989, Roberta said: "A lot of it is a hell of a blur, I'd just had a baby, as far as I'm concerned (being an iconic character) never crossed my mind.

"I do remember in terms of publicity, there was a caricature in one of the tabloids, of me in bed with Ken, and I thought, I hope my mother doesn't see that!

"I wasn't a publicity-seeking type of a person. I think the publicity department are fantastic, making a whole big thing of it."

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  • Milica Cosic

    Corrie's Sally Dynevor says ‘controversial’ impotency storyline is ‘taboo’

    CORONATION Street legend Sally Dynevor has opened up about her "controversial" impotency storyline, revealing it's the most taboo plot she's ever done on the ITV soap.

    Speaking about the storyline, Sally exclusively told The Sun: "I think we don't talk about sex enough in the UK.

    "I was surprised by the script, I thought, 'Are we allowed to say this at 7pm?' But I'm very happy doing it, it's not something we have done before. It's quite controversial.

    "I'm excited about my storyline – it's wonderful when you've got comedy and tragedy together. It's an important issue as quite a lot of men get impotency at this age."

    "It's lovely doing the humour with it as well. Sally and Tim are known for running off to the bedroom and now that they can't do that, it's really good fun.

    "We see them attempt to talk to a sex therapist but it goes wrong," she teased of what may happen in upcoming scenes.

    Sally, 59, joined the soap as Sally Metcalfe back in 1986.

  • Milica Cosic

    Ex-Hollyoaks star DODGES driving ban

    A FORMER Hollyoaks star has dodged a driving ban after insisting she needs her £36,000 Audi A6 to take her daughter to school.

    Faye Ayres, who once dated England and Chelsea star Ross Barkley, faced a disqualification after she was caught driving without insurance.

    The former Miss Liverpool, 28, was spared by magistrates after claiming she can't take her four-year-old daughter on public transport as the youngster has a rare form of autism.

    Ayres, a single mum of two, broke down in tears in the dock as she told of the hardships her little girl faces.

    Sefton Magistrates' Court heard the child is likely to "disappear" on trips out, and struggles to wear clothes that aren't her school uniform.

    She was stopped on September 21 last year whilst driving her black S Line model through Sefton village.

    Ayres admitted driving without insurance and was fined £120 with £144 in costs and victim surcharges.

    She was given six points on her license, taking the tally to 12, but was allowed her to keep her driving licence.

  • Milica Cosic

    'I was racially abused by EastEnders star Katie Jarvis on camera'

    A MUM who was racially abused by EastEnders star Katie Jarvis says she's been left "traumatised" and unable to return to work.

    Michelle Antonio has told of the debilitating panic attacks she now suffers in her first interview since Jarvis' race rant outside a bar in Southend, Essex.

    The performer, who played Hayley Slater, exploded in fury, calling Michelle a "black c***" and bragging: "I'm a celebrity."

    "How can racism like this still be going on in the 2020s? You think things have changed, but nothing has," Michelle, 49, told the Sunday Mirror.

    "Katie shouted, 'black lives don’t matter, I’m a celebrity' – on and on and on.

    "She called me and my daughters 'black c***s'.

    “I was so shaken up and angry, frustrated, upset, embarrassed.

    "She was very animated and angry. She was shouting and phlegm was flying everywhere."

    Single mum Michelle said she was forced to stop working after becoming "isolated and withdrawn" and suffering panic attacks.

  • Milica Cosic

    EastEnders’ Steve Elliott actor Mark Monero looks completely different

    EASTENDERS star Mark Monero looks completely different now with huge muscles in gangster movie Villain.

    The 54-year-old actor – who played Steve Elliot in the BBC soap opera from 1991 to 1996 – showed off his new look in the 2020 British crime drama.

    The TV star showcased his ripped physique as he starred alongside Craig Fairbrass, George Russo ad Robert Glenister.

    The film centres around an ex-con fresh out of prison as he tries to save his debt-ridden brother and the family pub until local mobsters draw him back to a criminal underworld.

    Mark played tough guy Michael Till in the hit film produced by Bart Ruspoli.

    But rewind 31 years ago and Mark first shot to fame in Albert Square, arriving as Sam Mitchell's old school friend.

  • Milica Cosic

    EastEnders spoilers: Peter struggles to cope

    PETER Beale is back home after being viciously attacked by Ben Mitchell – but nothing is the way it was.

    Heavily traumatised, the EastEnders character lashes out, prompting Rocky Cotton to take action.

    While his physical injuries will heal, Peter (portrayed by actor Dayle Hudson) will continue to struggle with the lingering trauma of his attack.

    This leads to Peter striking against another resident.

    Next week, Peter is spooked when he hears someone entering the house.

    Read more about the spoiler here.

  • Milica Cosic

    Corrie spoilers: Tim attacks Ronnie

    TIM Metcalfe gets the wrong end of the stick when he catches his wife Sally with another man.

    But before Ronnie Bailey can explain anything, the Coronation Street cabbie brutally attacks him.

    Prior to punching Ronnie, Tim gets the chance to fix everything as he wins a romantic stay at a hotel with Sally.

    But when he takes matters into his own hands, Tim only manages to put his life in danger.

    This leads to him coming clean to Sally but could it also bring a setback in his recovery from his surgery?

    How will Sally react when she sees him punching Ronnie?

    What will Ronnie do following the punch?

  • Milica Cosic

    Emmerdale spoilers: Leyla discovers shocking secret

    Next week, the Emmerdale newcomer opens up to Leyla Cavanagh about her past – and it could bring her a lot of trouble.

    In scenes due to air on our screens next week, they'll get another glimpse of just how harrowing her past may have been, after finding out she has a bad drug habit

    It all begins when the newbie inspires Moira Barton (portrayed by Natalie J. Robb) by suggesting she hires out her barns for weddings.

    Unbeknownst to Suzy, she asks Moira about using the field where her daughter Holly is buried.

    But when Leyla Cavanagh (played by Roxy Shahidi) points to a picture of Holly, Suzy is dumbstruck to recognise her.

    Leyla is confused when a clearly unsettled Suzy bolts from Moira's home after repeatedly staring at Holly's photo.

    She eventually finds Suzy in the café as she surreptitiously browses through an online remembrance page for Holly Barton.

  • Milica Cosic

    Melanie Hill quits Corrie

    CORONATION Street star Melanie Hill has quit the soap after seven years as Cathy Matthews.

    The 60-year-old actress – who was also Maggie Budgen in Waterloo Road – said the Covid pandemic made her think about her future.

    She told the Mirror: "It’s not been an easy thing to decide. My family has been important but the pandemic has made a lot of people think about the future.

    “It has changed a lot of things in my head. You’ve just got to see what’s important to you.

    “I absolutely love everybody but it’s made me think about my family a lot and what the priorities are in my life.”

    She said ITV bosses did not kill off her character Cathy, meaning she could return to Coronation Street one day.

  • Matt Snape

    Sam Aston and wife Briony reveal they’ve welcomed a baby girl

    Corrie star Sam Aston’s wife Briony has given birth to their baby daughter.

    The couple announced the happy news to OK!, telling the publication: “Our beautiful girl has arrived”.

    Soap actor Sam, 28, revealed in October that his other half was expecting their second child, a sibling to their son Sonny, 16 months.

    He admitted: ” I could see us having another boy, so it was a really nice surprise. I was quite shocked. I don’t know why, because it’s a 50/50 chance!

    “We booked an early gender reveal 4D scan at a place called Instascan 4D Baby in Padiham.

    “There are twins in Briony’s family, so when we went in I was a bit nervous and said, ‘There’s definitely only one in there, right?’ He said, ‘There’s only one!’ and then told us it was a girl!”

  • Matt Snape

    Coronation Street: Tim hits out at Ronnie after a misunderstanding

    Tim was fuming as he believes Ronnie was making fun of his manhood, and gave him a smack.

    Sally discovered Tim had taken a Viagra tablet, even though he has an ongoing serious heart condition. The tablet had an adverse affect, leaving him in hospital.

    They had to cancel their romantic trip away, as he recovered under medical care.

    Ronnie heard about their cancelled night away and Tim overhears him chatting about it.

    After getting the wrong end of the stick, Tim punches Ronnie hard.

    Can Sally forgive him?

  • Matt Snape

    Pat Butcher actress Pam St Clement celebrated her 80th birthday

    The actress celebrated her birthday on Thursday 12 May, sharing a fab snap on Instagram.

    Pam was pictured with Kellie Shirley, who played Carly Wicks. Kellie gave tribute to the Walford legend, who starred in the show for 26 years.

    Kellie captioned the post: “Happy birthday to the Queen of #Walford and total legend that is #pamstclement #80 so much love and so glad you’re in our life! ❤️❤️”

    Pat Butcher departed the Square in 2012, and Pam has kept her life quite private since retiring from the iconic character.

    One Instagram user commented: “Watching back on classic episodes, you really do appreciate her and the character much more. Happy Birthday Pam.”

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  • Matt Snape

    EastEnders: Is shock exit on the cards?

    Janine and Linda have been neck and neck ever since Mick started pursuing Janine. Does Janine have a trick up her sleeve to kick Linda out the picture?

    Janine is fed up of Linda and Mick’s evident chemistry, after all the couple have a long history together.

    Jealous Janine will do everything it takes to get rid of Linda and have Mick all to herself.

    In a bid to send Linda packing, she offers her £25,000 to leave the Square. Savvy Linda won’t back down that easily and ups the offer to £50,000.

    Will Janine be able to meet Linda’s demands? Will Linda really leave for good?

  • Matt Snape

    Corrie spoiler: Will Tyrone discover something suspicious about Phil

    Viewers are over the moon Fiz has finally found love, but all seems to come crashing down as Tyrone makes a shock discovery about him.

    Phil’s friend Michael, discovers Fiz’s connection to her killer ex-husband. Fiz is terrified that if Phil finds out, he will leave her.

    Tyrone then spots Phil in the park, suspiciously handing a stranger a large green envelope. Phil was supposed to be out of town at the time, so why would he lie?

    Alarm bells are ringing for Tyrone, who wants to make sure Fiz is safe.

  • Matt Snape

    Emmerdale: Marlon once again prepares to return home

    Marlon suffered a horrific stroke, and returned to hospital after a serious bout of pneumonia.

    He is ready to be discharged and return home, but viewers have already seen him struggle to adapt to family life after the debilitating injuries he suffered due to the stroke.

    Faith Dingle has also had horrific health news, as doctors told her that her life would be shortened due to cancer.

    Emmerdale fans are feeling so upset about the diagnosis, with one Tweeting: “For Gods Sake first Marlon now Faith two of the best characters in #Emmerdale leave them alone can’t you do some happier storylines.”

  • Matt Snape

    Emmerdale: Liam risks it all by keeping Gabby’s dark secret

    Liam might have completely compromised his career by opting to not report her to the police for shooting an innocent man.

    Gabby accidentally pulled the trigger on Will, Dawn’s dad.

    Dawn found her father face down, alone in the woodland with a gunshot wound.

    Will makes it back to Home Farm alive, and they patch up his wound. Liam saves the day by stitching up the gunshot injury, but warns the women he will lose his job if any of the details of the shooting and his involvement were to be exposed.

  • Matt Snape

    Stacey makes an irreversible mistake removing Jean from hospital on EastEnders

    Stacey felt so guilty for her mum being sent to hospital, and decides to care for her at home. However, is she prepared for such a task?

    Jean has been bullied in hospital by a fellow patient, and was reduced to tears and begged Stacey to take her home.

    Stacey agrees, but soon might be left regretting the decision, after Jean’s condition deteriorates.

    She refuses to eat and interact with anyone.

    How will the family cope?

  • Matt Snape

    Baby blues! Abi vows to do whatever it takes to get her son back on Corrie

    Abi was devastated to lose her son to Imran and Toyah and will stop at nothing to be reunited with baby Alfie.

    Earlier on in the week false evidence was shown at court, alleging Abi was taking drugs. It was decided she wouldn’t be suitable to care for her baby, who was placed with dad Imran and his new wife Toyah.

    Abi is heartbroken but refuses to give up on Alfie. She hasn’t had an easy ride with motherhood, after her eldest son Seb was murdered last year.

    Out of desperation, she contacts old friend Matty, to help her forge some passports for herself and her baby.

    Will Abi really take the leap and kidnap her son?

  • Matt Snape

    Emmerdale: Accidental death in shooting mishap?

    Viewers have been left on the edge of their seats after Gabby pulled the trigger on a murky trespasser.

    Gabby has been feeling terrified that Jamie is back to torment her. She reached for her gun in recent scenes, and pulled the trigger in a panic at a shadowy figure in the woods.

    The impact sent her flying, and knocked her out. Spotting a body in the distance when she came to, she ran for it.

    Fans were left confused as it turns out the mystery intruder is Dawn’s dad, Will.

    One Twitter user wrote: “why was dawn so unbothered her dad has just been shot #Emmerdale.”

    Another said: “#emmerdale Could Gabby be ANYMORE selfish? Save me – let Will die. She goes off to get the first aid box for someone who’s been blasted by a shotgun!”

  • Matt Snape

    Bad boy Ben could destroy his life in EastEnders

    Ben had a doting husband, Callum Highway, who had just caught him cheating in heart breaking scenes.

    It looks like Ben has been on a path of destruction, carrying out severe vigilante attacks on strangers, leaving people in hospital.

    He has even attacked the wrong person, but this doesn’t seem to stop him. Not even the prospect of accidentally killing someone seems to stop Ben.

    As if the attacks weren’t bad enough, considering his loving husband is a straight laced police officer, he was caught on a date kissing another man.

    Ben went for drinks with his slimy friend Aiden, confiding in him about his various problems.

    Aiden shoots his shot, and scored a kiss with vulnerable Ben, as poor Callum watches on from the bar doorway, with tears in his eyes.

    Will Callum be able to find it in his heart to forgive Ben, or will this be the end for their marriage?

  • The Sun

    Melanie Hill to leave Coronation Street after seven year stint on the show

    After seven years playing Cathy Matthews, Melanie Hill is set to leave the iconic soap.

    Matthews cited the Covid-19 pandemic as a reason for reconsidering her future.

    Speaking to the Mirror, she said: "It’s not been an easy thing to decide. My family has been important but the pandemic has made a lot of people think about the future.

    “It has changed a lot of things in my head. You’ve just got to see what’s important to you.

    “I absolutely love everybody but it’s made me think about my family a lot and what the priorities are in my life.”

  • The Sun

    Emmerdale: Marlon returns home from hospital

    Following a life-changing stroke and a battle with pneumonia, Marlon is getting set to return home.

    Having returned from sickness, fans of the world famous-soap are concerned that Marlon may struggle to adapt to home life, with the effects of his illness still ever-present for him.

    Viewers are becoming more and more upset with their favourite characters having to battle sickness.

    One said: “For Gods Sake first Marlon now Faith two of the best characters in #Emmerdale leave them alone can’t you do some happier storylines.”

    Faith Dingle recently found out her cancer had returned.

  • The Sun

    Coronation Street: Fans convinced Abi Franklin will get back with husband Kevin Webster

    Sally Carman's character had her son taken from her after his crocked father and his lawyer fabricated evidence that she was on drugs.

    Many fans believe that this deception will be revealed and Abi will get her son back soon, to raise him with Kevin.

    One fan noted: "Please let Abi and Kevin get back together and bring up Alfie together."

    Another added: "I think Toyah will hand Alfie back to Abi and then Abi and Kevin will bring Alfie up together."

  • The Sun

    'Our beautiful girl has arrived': Corrie's Sam Aston welcomes newborn baby

    Speaking to OK! Sam Aston has revealed that he and his wife Briony have welcomed their daughter.

    “Our beautiful girl has arrived”, he said jubilantly.

    "I could see us having another boy, so it was a really nice surprise. I was quite shocked. I don’t know why, because it’s a 50/50 chance!

    “We booked an early gender reveal 4D scan at a place called Instascan 4D Baby in Padiham.

    “There are twins in Briony’s family, so when we went in I was a bit nervous and said, ‘There’s definitely only one in there, right?’ He said, ‘There’s only one!’ and then told us it was a girl!”

  • The Sun

    Eastenders spoilers: Peter Beale struggles to recover from brutal Ben Mitchell attack

    Peter's life has been changed forever following Ben's brutal and mindless attack.

    Despite being home, Peter has continued to struggle with both the physical and mental effects of the attack.

    In an upcoming episode, Peter and Rocky will work together to find out who it was who committed this awful crime.

    Peter's wounds will undoubtedly heal, but it remains to be seen as to whether he can recover from the effects on his mind.

    Peter Beale Eastenders
  • The Sun

    Emmerdale spoilers: Cain directs vile verbal abuse at his mum

    The villainous soap character is set to wish death upon his own mother in an upcoming episode.

    This comes as Faith, played by Sally Dexter, attempts to rebuild her relationship with her troubled son.

    According to reports from The Metro, Moira is shocked and disgusted by Cain's words because Faith's cancer has returned, a fact that Cain is yet to find out.

    Will Cain make amends with his mother? or will the character continue to burn bridges with his loved ones.

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