Spoiler alert! The late Betty Williams will be revealed as the true landlady of the Rover’s Return in a shock ‘Coronation Street’ twist that will see current landlady Stella Price fighting to keep hold of the famous pub.
It will emerge that Betty, played by the late Betty Driver, was left the pub in the will of Annie Walker, the original landlady of the pub when the show began in 1960.
Stella, played by Michelle Collins, will then be joined by her 'battleaxe' mother, to be played by 'Royle Family' star Sue Johnston, to try and lay claim to the tenancy.
“She's a terrifying, domineering, overbearing mother, so there's going to be some real sparks flying,” said ‘Corrie’ boss Phil Collinson.
“Betty has carried this secret and never took up this bequest. So she's left this bombshell for Stella, especially in terms of who owns the pub now and what happens going forward.”
In another sensational plot soon to hit Weatherfield, veteran character Rita is set to be kidnapped on her wedding day, as she is about to marry Dennis Tanner.
The episode will air on 4 June. [The Sun]
Also in today's press
'I'm A Celebrity' and 'Benidorm' star Crissy Rock caused a mass walk-out during one of her stand-up shows after using foul language. Half of the audience at the hotel industry conference got up and left following a series of 'smutty jokes'. “She was so common and vulgar. All she did was swear her head off,” said one guest. [The Mirror]
The life of radio and TV star Kenny Everett is to be brought to the screen in a new biopic. Oliver Lansley will play the anarchic presenter in 'The Best Possible Taste', which is set to air on BBC4. [BBC News]
Geri Halliwell has landed herself her own reality show on Sky Living. Cameras are set to follow the former Spice Girl, giving a glimpse into her work and home life. [The Sun]
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