Coronation Street: Helen Worth thought Gail Platt had been written out!

Helen Worth has revealed that she thought Coronation Street bosses were going to sack her from the show after 35 years of loyal service.

Four husbands on, Gail Platt will soon be charged with the murder of her husband Joe McIntyre while former neighbour and fellow jailbird Tracy Barlow will twist her words in a bid to earn an early release from prison.

Speaking to The Mirror about how she felt when she heard her character was being incarcerated Helen said:

“My first thought was, ‘Oh my goodness, I’ve been written out’,” recalls Helen, 59, in a rare ­interview.

“At the time I was genuinely anxious as to whether it was the end of the road for me and Coronation Street.

“I wasn’t shocked, because it can happen to an actor at any time. But I was very pleased when I found out that whatever happens at Gail’s trial, I will be staying in the show.”

On how she felt when filming her prison scenes Helen said:

“I’d never been inside a prison before and we filmed on the remand block. On remand you are presumably innocent until proven guilty, yet you are behind a locked door in a real prison and treated as a prisoner.”

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