Corrie: Sue Johnston’s character Gloria set to be “the new Blanche Hunt!”
However, it seems Blanche’s sensible moccasins are about to be filled by newcomer Gloria (Sue Johnston) who will ruffle more than a few feathers when she turns up in Weatherfield to visit with her daughter, Stella Price (Michelle Collins).
Stella is of course the landlady of The Rovers, and although she’ll tell her mum that she has to stay out of pub business, feisty granny Gloria simply can’t keep her opinions to herself when Norris Cole (Malcolm Hebden) brands her “vulgar.”
She will furiously order Norris, and sidekick Mary Taylor (Patti Clare) out of the pub, telling the newsagent, “Go on, get out. And tell Mary Quite Contrary she’s barred an’ all.”
The Daily Star adds, “She has a go at Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie, 76) claiming he’s coming on to her because he’s always winking at her.
“Then she stuns Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies, 53) when she decides he’s a gangster and is only using his building business as a cover.”
Gloria is also set to annoy Stella’s staff with her constant sniping and ordering them about.
O bring it on!