Julie Goodyear wants Coronation Street return for Betty’s funeral scenes
Former Coronation Street actress Julie Goodyear has reportedly asked the show’s bosses if she can return as a guest star when the funeral of Betty Williams – who was of course played by the late Betty Driver – is filmed.
It’s understood she made the request while attending Betty’s funeral last Saturday at a church in Manchester.
Julie – who played Bet Lynch – was close friends with Betty and worked alongside the hotpot queen for more than two decades on the show, and she thinks Betty’s old mate Bet would return to Weatherfield for her farewell.
Speaking to The Sun, a show source said, “Julie worked with Betty for 25 years and wants to be part of her exit.
“She’s not coming back permanently but she’s up for doing an episode…
“Nothing is set in stone yet — but a funeral with stars past and present would be really fitting.
“She deserves a tribute episode and everyone wants to honour her memory and her work.”
When Betty died, Julie said, “She was a true icon and legend and a dear friend. We laughed together, we cried together.
“We never once had a cross word.
Julie starred in the soap from 1970 until 1995. She returned to the role of Bet in 1999 for the spin-off The Rover Returns and made another brief return to the main show in 2002 and once again in 2003, but was written out due to health issues.
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