Coronation Street: Chris Gascoyne says Peter Barlow might die! And former star Sean Wilson has the best cheese!

by Lynn Connolly

News from Weatherfield way today begins with Chris Gascoyne, who’s told the TV Times that his character, Peter Barlow, could well end up being killed off.

Also, former Corrie star Sean Wilson – who played Martin Platt – has won an award for a cheese he’s produced. More on that in a moment.

But first, back to Chris’s remarks about Peter, and he explained to TVT that since Peter is about to hit the bottle again – as the anniversary of the tram crash overwhelms him with bad memories – and embarks on an affair with Carla Connor (Alison King), he seems to have hit the self-destruct button.

He said, “You never know with Peter do you? This time next year he could easily be dead!”

However, Chris added that far from being unsettling for him personally, he enjoys the challenge of never knowing what’s round the corner for Peter…

He said, “That’s one of the things I really enjoy – finding out how his life is going to unfold.”

And of Peter’s forthcoming betrayal of his wife Leanne (Jane Danson) due to his affair with Carla, Chris said, “Peter likes the chase. Leanne’s become his wife and his little boy’s mum, and it’s become boring to him.

“I think it would be the same with Carla when reality kicks in and they have to go to work, or Simon is sick in the middle of the night.”

Indeedy. Kid spew is a great leveler…

On now to the news that Sean Wilson has won an award for his cheese, Smelly Apeth…

Since leaving Corrie, Sean set up the The Saddleworth Cheese Company, which has been a great success for him.

The award for Smelly Apeth was announced at the World Cheese Awards last week at Birmingham’s NEC. It won the title of ‘Best blue cheese in silver foil’.

Of his cheesy victory, Sean told the Daily Star, “I am delighted it did so well and beat so many other great cheeses from around the world.

“I only entered it at the last minute after I tasted a batch and realised it was absolutely gorgeous.”

Well done Sean, but personally, I’d find it a tad tricksome to eat something called Smelly Apeth…


Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.