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 »
Peter Barlow and his girlfriend Carla Connor of course arrived back in Weatherfield last week, on what’s meant to be a flying visit so that Peter can spend time with his son Simon over Christmas.
And as we heard in last week’s episodes, Carla (Alison King) has them booked onto flights to return to the States on Boxing Day, however, her plan is now in jeopardy as Peter wants to stay on the Street.
So he may end up having to choose between Carla and Simon, because for as much as Carla wants to go, Simon wants his dad to stay.
Chris Gascoyne, who of course plays Peter, has revealed on the show’s official website that the decision about whether to stay on the Street or leave with Carla will be one of the most difficult he’s ever had to make… Read more & comment »
Fans of Corrie will of course know that Nick Tilsley and Leanne Barlow (Jane Danson) are set to tie the knot in a Christmas wedding, but as ever with a soapy wedding, things aren’t set to go smoothly…
And of course, as Nick’s love rival Peter Barlow (Chris Gascoyne) is back on the scene next week – he and Carla (Alison King) will return in the episode that airs on December 10 – there’s really no guarantee that Leanne will even go through with the wedding, as it seems she’s going to realize that she still has feelings for Peter.
However, Nick and Leanne’s wedding is set to take place on Christmas Day, and will of course be the focal point of the festive episode, and ahead of it, Ben Price who of course plays Nick, has been talking to the Radio Times about his character’s feelings towards Peter, and what to expect of the wedding plotline… Read more & comment »
On December 10th, we’re going to see Peter Barlow and Carla Connor arrive back in Weatherfield, however, it quickly becomes clear that they’re only back to tie up some loose ends, then they’re intending to leave for good and build a new life in the States!
However, on the day they get back, Peter’s ex-wife Leanne (Jane Danson) is about to jet off to Las Vegas to wed her fiancé Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) but just as they’re about to get into the taxi to take them to the airport, Peter and Carla get out of one, prompting Leanne to declare she can’t go…
She tells a fuming Nick that given Peter’s track record – he of course previously abducted Simon and tried to flee the country with him – she can’t go now in case he tries to take Simon, who’s staying with her mum Stella (Michelle Collins) at the pub.
Reluctantly, Nick will agree to reschedule, and in later episodes, we’ll hear that he’s booked a wedding on Christmas Day! Read more & comment »
As fans of Coronation Street will no doubt know, Peter Barlow and his girlfriend Carla Connor are headed back to Weatherfield, having left temporarily earlier this year after Peter’s soon to be ex-wife Leanne won custody of his son Simon…
And while Peter (Chris Gascoyne) and Carla (Alison King) sloped off to lick their wounds, Leanne (Jane Danson) reignited her romance with her former husband Nick Tilsley (Ben Price) and in forthcoming episodes, Bistro owner Nick is set to pop the question to Leanne.
However, though Leanne initially accepts Nick’s proposal, and the pair plan a Christmas wedding, when Peter returns to the Street, Leanne soon realizes she’s still in love with him.
And according to the Daily Star, Peter’s set for a similar epiphany as he realizes it’s Leanne he wants, and not Carla… Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will know, Nick Tilsley and Leanne Barlow have been back together for a few months now – they were of course formerly married in the late 90s – ever since she got custody of Peter Barlow’s son, Simon…
However, as Leanne (Jane Danson) is about to discover, she’s still in love with Peter (Chris Gascoyne) despite the fact that he ended their marriage in order to begin a new life with Carla Connor (Alison King).
Peter and Carla of course left Weatherfield temporarily earlier this year, but they’re now headed back, just as Nick is about to propose to Leanne… Read more & comment »
The cast of Coronation Street are currently filming episodes that we’ll see over Christmas, and among the scenes being taped at the moment are those in which we meet Marcus Dent’s parents, and a fight scene between Peter Barlow and Nick Tilsley…
More on the arrival of Marcus’s mum and dad in a moment, but first, TV Biz report this morning that while filming the fight scenes between Peter and Nick (Ben Price) Chris Gascoyne, who of course plays bookie Peter, suffered a real split lip!
Apparently, Ben became a tad overzealous when he had to punch Peter in the kisser, and the result was a reportedly a fairly dramatic spurt of blood from Chris’s lip.
The paper states, “The actor, who plays Peter Barlow in the ITV1 soap, was spotted holding a tissue to his face as he walked along with his concerned looking co-star Ben Price… Read more & comment »
With Christmas comes the traditional gloom, doom and drama brought to us by the Great British Soap, but this year we can look forward to a bit of slapstick comedy too, as Coronation Street injects some humour into its festive viewing, by means of a turkey dump!
Weatherfield bird-brains, Kirk (Andy Whyment) and Chesney (Sam Aston) are set to have us rolling off our seat with laughter as they are caught dumping a load of frozen turkeys into a canal after causing an outbreak of food poisoning!
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Pictures in today’s Sun newspaper have shown actor Chris Gascoyne, who plays alcoholic Peter Barlow in the hit ITV soap, Coronation Street, picking up scripts as he returns to work following a six month break earlier this year.
And fans of the loveable, yet by no means trustworthy bookie are in for a treat, as he appears to be coming back with a complete image change!
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Coronation Street star Chris Gascoyne has told Inside Soap magazine that he can’t understand how come the show’s fans seem to have such a soft spot for his boozing, adulterous character, bookie Peter Barlow.
And on the face of it, I can see his point. After all, he’s – albeit unintentionally – put little Simon’s life at risk twice, been unfaithful to his wife Leanne (Jane Danson) and now, he’s even lashing out verbally at his current partner Carla Connor.
To add insult to injury, he nearly gave his poor old dad Ken (Bill Roache) a coronary by doing a disappearing act and subsequently, Ken and Leanne had to go to the morgue to see if a corpse was in fact Peter…
Obviously it turned out it wasn’t, but Peter’s shown no remorse for putting his family through that ordeal, and in fact, he’s now set to leave the country with Simon (Alex Bain) putting them through yet more trauma. Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that an upcoming episode of Coronation Street has been edited after the body of Stone Roses fan Christopher Brahney was sadly found in a canal in Manchester.
The scenes in question – which the show’s bosses felt would be insensitive to air – featured police finding a body in a canal, and suspecting it could belong to missing bookie Peter Barlow, they ask his dad Ken (Bill Roache) and girlfriend Carla (Alison King) to identify the remains.
However, in the storyline, it turns out the body isn’t Peter’s (Chris Gascoyne) but as a mark of respect to Christopher, who went missing after watching Stone Roses play live in Manchester recently, the show’s writers have edited out references to the canal… Read more & comment »
As fans of Coronation Street will know, if it weren’t for bad luck, Peter Barlow wouldn’t have any luck at all at the moment, which is one of the reasons why Chris Gascoyne, who plays him, wanted a break from the show.
Both he and co-star Alison King – who of course plays Carla Connor – have now filmed their last scenes on Corrie for the time being, but both will be back in October.
Of his need for a time-out from the show, Chris told Inside Soap magazine, “There’s no chance of a break on Coronation Street – it’s just one big storyline after another!
“Things snowball, and you can’t really stay on top of your work so much. I just need some time out to refresh myself, then I’ll come back raring to go once more…” Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will know, the relationship between Peter Barlow and Carla Connor is on increasingly shaky ground, and when Peter (Chris Gascoyne) once again turns to booze to drown his sorrows, Carla will be horrified when he “turns on her.”
Peter’s affair with Carla was of course the catalyst for the breakdown of his marriage to Leanne (Jane Danson) who now has custody of Peter’s son Simon (Alex Bain) after the little boy made it clear he’d rather live with her than with his dad and Carla.
But as Peter sinks further and further into the mire of self pity, he’ll take the view that everything that’s gone wrong in his life is because of Carla, and in a moment of madness, he will lure Simon away from Leanne and attempt to leave the country with him.
But would Carla stop him from taking such drastic action, or would she help him in a bid to repair their fractured relationship? Read more & comment »
In the wake of the reconciliation between former Coronation Street husband and wife, Leanne Barlow and Nick Tilsley, Ben Price, the actor who plays Nick has revealed his character is aware that Leanne does not actually love him.
The couple, who had been having an affair behind Peter’s (Chris Gascoyne) before he married Leanne (Jane Danson) during a death-bed ceremony after the tram crash, surprised everyone last week, none more so than Leanne’s half sister Eva (Catherine Tyldesley) who was still getting over a split from Nick herself, by resulting in Leanne and her step son, Simon, moving into Nick’s flat.
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Coronation Street star, Chris Gascoyne, has expressed a wish for his alter ego, Peter Barlow to reunite with estranged wife Leanne!
Peter left Leanne (Jane Danson) earlier this year after his affair with her former best friend Carla Connor (Alison King) was exposed, and has since been at logger heads with her over the custody of his son, Simon.
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