It’s been revealed today that Corrie cast members Jane Danson, Sue Johnston, Michelle Collins and Catherine Tyldesley are set to stay with the soap for at least another year as all four women have signed new contracts with the show.
They of course play the roles of Leanne Tilsley, Gloria Price, Stella Price and Eva Price respectively, and according to The Sun’s TV Biz, the soap’s producers have started writing “a host of new storylines” for the characters which are set to make them “the most heavily-featured characters in Weatherfield.” Read more & comment »
Fans of Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley – who of course plays the role of Eva Price – will most likely know that the super slim and sexy size 10 star was formerly something of a frump, given that she weighted 15 stone and wore size 22 clothes…
However, that’s all firmly behind her now since she’s lost a vast amount of that weight, but in an interview with the Daily Mirror, Catherine – who first played the Corrie role of the midwife who delivered Sunita Alahan’s twins – has revealed that she still treats herself now and again to the kind of goodies that caused her to balloon in size.
She explained, “I eat a high-protein, low-carb diet but I don’t believe in completely excluding carbs… Read more & comment »
You may have seen a recent edition of game show All Star Family Fortunes on ITV during which Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley and her team won £10,000…
However, Catherine caused a storm of controversy when she revealed that the money was going to a charity that helps the families of prisoners.
Hundreds of viewers took to Twitter to express their disgust at the move, with one user of the social networking site branding Catherine’s actions as “tasteless” while others angrily claimed that charities working for the victims of crime were more deserving.
However, Catherine – who has apparently often visited prisoners who have no family or friends to visit them inside – defended her decision about where the money would go, saying, “Children and families of prisoners are innocent and often left with nothing.” Read more & comment »
In next week’s episodes of Coronation Street, Gloria Price turns up like the proverbial bad penny at the Rovers, but she has a man in tow and wastes no time in introducing her new fiancé, Eric!
We of course saw Gloria (Sue Johnston) leave Weatherfield last year after her daughter Stella (Michelle Collins) banished her having learned about Gloria’s part in breaking up Lewis Archer and Audrey Roberts, and having also discovered that her mother cheated to win the Pub of the Year Award.
But, undaunted and unrepentant, Gloria can’t wait to show her fiancé Eric off, and to tell Stella and her granddaughter Eva (Catherine Tyldesley) how rich her new beau is… Read more & comment »
After all the recent tabloid exposure her love life has received over the last month, all eyes at last night’s National Television Awards ceremony were scouring the room for Hollyoaks babe Jennifer Metcalfe, but to no avail!
Jennifer, who plays feisty Mercedes McQueen in the hit Channel 4 soap, found herself making headlines over Christmas when her long term partner, Dancing On Ice professional skater Sylvain Longchambon, callously dumped her by phone after admitting that he had developed feelings for his new celebrity skating partner, Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie.
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In Friday’s visit to Coronation Street, when Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley) finds her BFF Kylie Platt teary eyed and alone on the bench outside Audrey’s hairdressing salon, she of course wants to know what’s wrong…
And despite knowing that Eva can’t keep a secret – in fact, she’s rapidly earning the title Super Gob – Kylie (Paula Lane) confides in her that she’s pregnant, but she swears her to secrecy, warning that she hasn’t decided if she’s going to go through with the pregnancy or not.
However, a tad worse for wear, Eva congratulates Kylie and tells her “This could be the best thing you ever do” while noting “Ah, there’s a little David in there.”
But of course, we viewers know it could be a little Nick Tilsley, given that he and Kylie shared a night of passion on what should have been Nick’s (Ben Price) wedding day to Leanne Barlow (Jane Danson)… Read more & comment »
After what has been a phenomenal first year on the cobbles of Weatherfield, Catherine Tyldesley has reportedly signed a contract to stay on Coronation Street for the next 12 months.
And bosses were so desperate to keep Tyldesley, who plays soap siren Eva Price in the award-winning ITV1 soap, they reportedly offered her a six figure salary to make sure she signed on the dotted line!
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Coronation Street stars Catherine Tyldesley and former EastEnders actress Michelle Collins of course joined the cast of the ITV soap together in 2011, along with former Taggart actor John Michie…
Michelle and Catherine of course play the roles of mother and daughter Stella and Eva Price – John plays Stella’s now former boyfriend Karl Munro – so of course, the two spend a good deal of time together on-set during filming.
And as Catherine revealed to Inside Soap magazine, she and Michelle have grown so close, she considers Michelle to be her “second mum.”
Catherine said, “Michelle is an absolute darling. Right from the off, she became like my second mum… Read more & comment »
As fans of Coronation Street will know, Eva Price wants Nick Tilsley back, and the fact that he’s about to marry his fiancé Leanne Barlow is a mere inconvenience that Eva has no intention of letting stop her from winning back her man.
And Eva has determined that she’ll resort to any means, fair or foul, to ensure that Nick (Ben Price) doesn’t marry Leanne as he’s supposed to on Christmas Day.
So far, her plan is going rather well too, given that she’s managed to facilitate Leanne and her ex-husband Peter getting closer, and of course, as the wedding day approaches, Leanne (Jane Danson) is set to become unsure as to whether it’s Peter or Nick that she truly wants.
While speaking to the Daily Star about her character Eva’s wicked plan to ruin her sister’s wedding day, Catherine Tyldesley has revealed Eva will “give them hell”. Read more & comment »
In next Monday’s visit to Coronation Street, Leanne and Peter Barlow are trying to stay on good terms for Simon’s sake, but when Peter suggests that he come back to work at the bookies – where of course Leanne has been working alone since Peter left Weatherfield temporarily earlier this year – her fiancé Nick isn’t impressed…
However, he grudgingly agrees that it could work when Peter (Chris Gascoyne) suggests that he and Leanne (Jane Danson) can work opposite shifts.
But when Nick’s too busy to go ice-skating with Leanne and Simon (Alex Bain) he’s further angered when Peter goes instead, and it’s soon apparent that the family day out reminds both Leanne and Peter of happier times… Read more & comment »
With a hen party including your fiancée’s ex (who happens to be your resentful half-sister) and your already once ex-mother-in-law, Leanne Barlow’s Coronation Street send off to married life was never going to be a fabulous one, was it?
And the guest list goes someway to explaining why it precisely was not that, as the Daily Mail newspaper has printed pictures of that Leanne (Jane Danson) left alone and miserable on her big night, after a drunken row with her sister, Eva (Catherine Tyldesley).
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Coronation Street star Ben Price has revealed that when his character proposes to his girlfriend, it doesn’t go exactly according to plan!
Price, who plays Nick Tilsley in the award-winning ITV soap, decides to propose to his one true love, and former wife, Leanne Barlow (Jane Danson) after being egged on by his sister-in-law, Kylie Platt (Paula Lane).
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News from Weatherfield way today includes Catherine Tyldesley’s fear that some “intimate” photographs that she sent to an ex-boyfriend may surface in the press or online, and on a happier note, co-stars Michelle Keegan and Brooke Vincent have become housemates.
But first, of Catherine’s worries – she of course plays sexy Eva Price – it seems that since she split with her boyfriend, she’s heard rumours that pictures she sent him are “doing the rounds”.
A friend of Catherine’s told the Mirror, “She’s terrified they could appear on Twitter or Facebook at any moment.
“And it goes without saying she will be absolutely furious if they do.
“The snaps were sent in confidence but it looks as though somebody is threatening to betray her trust, which is very upsetting and disappointing.
“There’s nothing she can do apart from cross her fingers and hope for the best.”
Meanwhile, Catherine recently said, “I am so disillusioned with men at the moment… Read more & comment »
Several of Coronation Street’s stars were in Manchester this weekend to attend a charity ball at the city’s Hilton Hotel, and judging by snaps posted to Twitter by Catherine Tyldesley – who of course plays Eva Price – one of which is above, there was a lot of bed hopping going on, and at one point, a foursome!
But no, this wasn’t a scene from Ken & Deirdre Barlow: The Secret Swinger Files, and was in fact simply the cast mucking about…
As many of them had done throughout the event, with resident comedian Simon Gregson – who plays Steve McDonald – even deciding to join his co-star Antony Cotton on stage wearing nothing but his undies. As you do.
As Antony, who of course plays Sean Tully, soldiered on singing Kiss Me Honey Honey, Simon swept the stage to a chorus of applause and laughter.
His co-star Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs) filmed the whole thing and posted the video to Twitter… Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will most likely know, actress Roberta Kerr has made a cobbles comeback after more than twenty years away in the role of Ken Barlow’s former mistress, Wendy Crozier.
However, when we see Wendy again in forthcoming episodes, we’ll discover that after her affair with Ken, she got married – and is now Mrs Papadopolous – and for a while, she moved away from Manchester.
Speaking to Soaplife about the role, and if there’s any chance of a rekindling of the romance between Ken (Bill Roache) and Wendy, Roberta began by explaining how Wendy bumps into Ken again.
She said, “Wendy’s Vice Chair of the Bessie Street School Governors and Head teacher Brian Packham [Peter Gunn] has asked Ken to be on the governing body which is unbeknown to Wendy.
“She rushes into the meeting late and she’s shocked to see that he’s there. Then it gets worse… Read more & comment »