As we reported recently, Coronation Street character Michelle Connor (Kym Lomas) is set to become the new landlady of The Rovers Return when current landlady Stella Price (Michelle Collins) gives up on the boozer…
However, before that happens, and while planning what to do during the pub’s rebuilding in the wake of the fire, Stella is set to offer builder Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies) half of the business in return for fixing it up.
The Daily Star reports, “She has to come up with a plan to keep the Rovers open and decides the best thing to do is sell off a 50% stake.”
In scenes that will air later this month, a shocked Owen says, “Let me get this right, are you saying to me that if I cancel your debt and finish the repairs you’ll give me half of the Rovers? Read more & comment »
There’s set to be a sinister twist in the Coronation Street surrogacy storyline which has of course seen Tina McIntyre volunteer – in exchange for £15k – to have a baby for Gary Windass (Mikey North) and Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston).
But according to the Daily Star, when Tina (Michelle Keegan) changes her mind and tells Izzy’s dad Owen (Ian Puleston-Davies) that she doesn’t want to go through with it, he’s set to blackmail her, telling her that he’ll “hurt” her boyfriend Tommy Duckworth (Chris Fountain) if she doesn’t agree to go through with having the baby.
In recent episodes, we have of course seen Tommy and Tina rowing about her decision to have the baby, and Tina’s friend Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) even offered the cash strapped barmaid £15,000 to NOT go through with it… Read more & comment »
In case you thought all the excitement in soap land was confined to EastEnders and the live birth during the Olympic torch relay this week, think again!
Coronation Street is jam-packed this week with must-see episodes, with more drama jumping out of your screen than you can shake a stick at!
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Totally unsurprisingly, some viewers of Coronation Street have complained about scenes in which the character of Owen Armstrong slapped 10 year old Faye Windass (Ellie Leach) when he discovered she’d poisoned his fish.
Owen, who’s played by Ian Puleston-Davies, was seen slapping Faye’s legs twice as his fury over the incident – in which Faye poured creosote into Owen’s fish pond, killing the fish – took over and he lashed out.
The Daily Mirror reports that, “Hundreds of horrified parents” have complained to ITV and TV watchdog Ofcom about the scene.
Irate viewers also took to internet forums and social networking sites to voice their opinions, with one fan saying Owen’s actions were “psychotic”, while another asked, “He was really laying into her, or that was the writers’ intent?”
On Twitter, one viewer wrote, “Very uncomfortable. Wrong on so many levels…” Read more & comment »
As we reported last week, in forthcoming episodes of Coronation Street, Owen Armstrong is set to slap Faye Windass (Ellie Leach) after he finds out she poisoned and killed the fish in his pond.
And though Ian Puleston-Davies, who of course plays Owen, is loving his role on the Street, he’s told What’s On TV that he didn’t want his character to be a “baddie”.
He said, “I was a little nervous in the beginning when all I seemed to be doing was pointing fingers and telling my children off…
“Apart from the fear of being stuck in a corner and being the Corrie baddie, which I certainly didn’t want to be from the outset, I was really holding my breath that they’d soften the endings and show there were more layers to him.
“I knew they weren’t going to go down the axe murder route because they said that from the off… Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie may know, Owen Armstrong is about to be left babysitting Faye Windass when his girlfriend Anna – who adopted troubled Faye last year – has to visit a sick relative.
However, things go very much awry when Faye (Ellie Louise Lynch) poisons and kills Owen’s fish, and the furious builder lashes out at her, slapping her for what she’s done.
Speaking to the PA about the plotline, Ian Puleston-Davies, who of course plays Owen, said, “I think any controversial subject handled in the right way is good controversy not bad controversy.
“I know it was talked about within the writing group and with the producers at length, so they were very careful… Read more & comment »
Although they’ve had some big contentious issues as storylines, such as rape, domestic violence, murder and the buying of children in the past, Corrie doesn’t tend to weigh in on political correctness issues too often…
However, according to the Daily Star today, in a forthcoming plotline, the show is to feature Owen Armstrong (Ian Puleston-Davies) slapping his girlfriend Anna Windass’ (Debbie Rush) adopted daughter Faye (Ellie Louise Leach).
The paper reports that Owen is left with parental responsibility for Faye when Anna begs him to take care of the little girl while she has to leave town for a few days to take care of a sick relative.
While Anna’s away, Faye is set to make life a misery for Owen, ignoring what she’s told to do, and being generally as disruptive and offensive as humanly possible… Read more & comment »
The iconic pub, the Rovers Return, situated in the heart of ITV’s award winning soap, Coronation Street, has been the setting of many a punch up in the past but none so big as it is about to encounter.
With Jason Grimshaw’s (Ryan Thomas) birthday celebrations taking place there in an upcoming episode, it becomes a wrestling ring involving many of the shows regular cast members, in one hell of a fight!
The tensions begin when newcomer, and ex wife beater Chris Gray (Will Thorp) squares up to girlfriend Maria’s (Samia Smith) alleged sex attacker, Frank (Andrew Lancel) and a scuffle erupts. Read more & comment »