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Dennis has held down the role of Michael Rodwell on the ITV soap for just over two years.
‘Coronation Street’ actor Les Dennis has announced that he’s quitting the long-running ITV soap, and promises that his character Michael Rodwell is being set up for a “very dramatic exit” later this year.
The 62 year old actor and former ‘Family Fortunes’ presenter joined the popular soap in 2014, playing the incompetent burglar, who won the heart of his victim Gail, whom he later married. With his character’s departure, fans are speculating whether his long-standing feud with Pat Phelan will end up in murder, or whether the door will be left open for a future return.
Les Dennis at the National TV Awards in 2016
Continue reading: Les Dennis Announces Departure From 'Coronation Street' After Two Years
The former Girls Aloud star made just four guest appearances in 'Corrie' this week, but the show's producers have decided not to extend her character's storyline.
Sarah Harding’s soap career would seem to have crashed and burned after barely having taken off, with the news that her ‘Coronation Street’ character Joni Preston is to be removed from the show after just four episodes.
Former Girls Aloud singer Harding, 33, played the estranged wife of Robert Preston in the long-running ITV soap this week, but was slammed by ‘Corrie’ fans and TV critics for her acting skills. In the aftermath, the show has decided not to take up the option of extending her character’s storyline.
Sarah Harding in London earlier this week
Continue reading: Sarah Harding Axed From 'Coronation Street' After Just 4 Episodes
The former wildchild pop star will be joining the cast for a short series of guest appearances later this year.
The 33 year old singer will temporarily join the cast of the long-running soap institution for four episodes later this year. She’ll apparently play a feisty character who stirs up trouble for Tracy Barlow.
Sarah Harding is to feature briefly in 'Coronation Street' later in 2015
Continue reading: Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding To Join 'Coronation Street'
The press preview Coronation Street 'The Tour' at the old set of the British soap at Granada Studios in Manchester. Glimpses of famous locations on the cobbled street set can be seen including the infamous Rovers Return Inn, the café Roy's Rolls and the butchers Elliot & Son.
Barbera Knox rolled back the years and had somewhat of a Justin Bieber moment when she was arrested for drink driving on March 10, The BBC have reported. Knox, who plays the character of Rita Tanner on the ITV soap – and has done since 1972 – was in the car with her daughter, who was also charged. A spokesperson for Coronation Street declined to comment, but told The Independent: “This is a personal and private matter.”
Barbara Knox was arrested on suspicion of drink driving
Cheshire Police said: "Police stopped a car in Hollow Lane, Knutsford, and a 56-year-old woman from Gloucestershire was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.” The spokeswoman added: “An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford arrived at Knutsford police station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. She was bailed pending further inquiries."
Continue reading: 80-Year-Old Corrie Actress Barbara Knox Arrested For Drink Driving
Rita Tanner - aka Barbara Knox - was arrested by Knutsford police.
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, 80, has been arrested for suspected drink driving. The soap veteran - who plays Rita Tanner (previously Sullivan) - was allegedly arrested after driving herself to Cheshire's Knutsford Police Station to demand the release of her daughter - who had been arrested for the same offence.
Barbara Knox Was Arrested On Suspicion of Drink-Driving
Knox's daughter Maxine Ashcroft was reportedly pulled over and breathalysed following an afternoon out with her mum - she was found to be almost three times the legal limit for driving.
Continue reading: Coronation Street's 'Rita' Gives Knutsford Police Easiest Arrest Of 2014
The Marmite advert has polarised audiences.
A television advert for Marmite, which uses a tongue-in-cheek approach to animal and child neglect, has prompted more than 250 complaints in less than 24 hours.
The TV ad follows a team parodying animal of child welfare officers visiting houses to save and re-home jars of Marmite neglected by their owners. Shot in a documentary style, the company's ad is part of a £2 million campaign and aired during ITV's Coronation Street, sparking a furious debate on Facebook and Twitter.
According to the Guardian, the Advertising Standards Authority received more than 250 complaints that the advert trivializes the work of animal charities and child protection agencies.
Continue reading: Is The 'Marmite' Advert Really Offensive, Or Really Funny? [Video]
Channel 4 will go ahead and air its 'Dispatches' programme in which Coronation Street soap stars are shown to breach marketing rules by promoting bogus products.
Despite legal threats from ITV, Channel 4 will go ahead and air its undercover sting that reportedly shows Coronation Street actresses promoting products on Twitter that, unbeknownst to the performers involved, were fakes set up by Dispatches to expose marketing rules being breached.
Brooke Vincent: Stung By Channel 4's Dispatches.
Celebs, Brands and Fake Fans, the hour long Dispatches programme features actors including Brooke Vincent and Catherine Tyldesley who are secretly filmed receiving beauty products from a bogus “new” cosmetics firm; some of which were later tweeted about. The documentary makers set up a fake cosmetics brand “Puttana Aziendale” which means – we kid you not – “corporate whore.”
Helen Flanagan appeared to tell Twiiter followers she was alone in her Prestwich house, before thieves broke in.
The former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan has been left "shaken but unharmed" after burglars broke into her house in Prestbury, Cheshire, locking herself and a friend in a row while they stole jewellery and a mobile phone before fleeing. Police are investigating the break-in, reports BBC News.
Ms Flanagan's spokesman said she was "very shaken" though unharmed after the incident. Writing on her Twitter page earlier in the day, the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star appeared to let slip that she was in her large detached home alone as Manchester City star boyfriend Scott Sinclair was away. "Super tired today, which makes me emotional, sensitive and mental!" she added.
The incident occurred after Helen was seen out in Alderley Edge yesterday afternoon. Later, police were seen outside the property and interviewed Helen while taking evidence from inside. A spokesman for Cheshire Police said they were treating the incident as an aggravated burglary. "We are investigating a burglary at a private address in Prestbury reported at 11.50pm on Monday 17 June," he said, "Thieves broke into the detached property and stole items of jewellery and a mobile phone."
Continue reading: Did Thieves Know Helen Flanagan Was Alone By Using Twitter?
The actor has denied all 19 charges brought against him at Manchester Crown Court.
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell was in court today facing 19 charges of sexual offences against a child, with the actor pleading not guilty to all charges brought against him. The actor, real name Michael Turner, played mechanic Kevin Webster on the long-running soap opera for nearly 30 years, making him one of the longest serving actors on the show.
The actor began his stint at Manchester Crown Court today (May 17) to face charges stemming between 2001 and 2010, during which time he is alleged to have committed at least 19 separate acts of sexual abuse to minors. These alleged charges include six counts of rape, six of indecent assault and seven of sexually touching minors. Appearing under his real name the actor denied each charge brought to him.
Le Vell, a native of Hale, Cheshire, was first accused of sexually assaulting a minor in September 2011, but the inquiry was dropped due to lack of evidence after the actor had been questioned by police. The charges soon reemerged though and in January this year when the Crown Prosecution Service decided to review the evidence and found ample suggestion to link Le Vell with the charges. He was released on bail following questioning. The Corrie actor has been absent from the show since the charges reemerged earlier this year, with ITV saying that he will continue to remain absent from the show until the charges have been resolved.
Here's a couple of Connors to brighten your Saturday! #Corrie https://t.co/Y65MTYW82P
RT @GemmaNadine: @itvcorrie @JackPShepherd88 Come On David, be the guy that cried when his pet rabbit died, not the other Guy! ;-) Great a…
Phelan's up to no good again! See what he's up to next... https://t.co/lm1ESASkD1 #Corrie
RT @xxAlicia89: @itvcorrie David pulls the best "evil face" 😈😱 #DavidsRevenge
RT @EmmaLouiseWebb3: @itvcorrie gotta love a david evil face
We'll be honest. We've seen that look on David before and we're a little bit worried! 😱 #DavidsRevenge #Corrie https://t.co/n6EOXraRkh
RT @SelinaPops: @itvcorrie awwwwww I wanna give David a big hug 😞😞😞😞💔
RT @Hevsie: @itvcorrie @BrunoLangley I have developed such a crush on Bruno... Uh-oh, (baby) cougar alert!!! X
We spoke to @BrunoLangley about all the drama coming up for Todd! https://t.co/0SopBVlWiW #Corrie https://t.co/A4lOliNRCl
Is David being too harsh on Gemma? #Corrie https://t.co/W2Rh51FkfY
Todd says this, but we haven't seen him lasso a single cow and not once have we seen Billy on a balcony! 😉 #Corrie https://t.co/DbjmwHr1XV
Get a first look at the 8.30 ep! We wouldn't want to be in Billy & Todd's shoes when Eileen catches them! #Corrie https://t.co/EtvkpQSJYQ
RT @Hayleytillbrook: @itvcorrie only Steve would get himself into that situation😂
Amy Barlow has actually rendered Todd speechless - look at his little face!! 😂 #Corrie https://t.co/y5n3Ah5Lbl
Awkward... 🙈 😵 💔 #Corrie #Awks https://t.co/7ysqVpMDgo
RT @elliek090802: That is so Kylie, BAD t-shirt and a mini skirt. Miss her so much💔 #Corrie @itvcorrie
Yes Liz, and that worked SO well for Ross and Rachel! 😅 #FriendsQuotes #Corrie https://t.co/HCQN8QhNU6
RT @elliek090802: The truth always comes out, totally agree with you there Liz. @itvcorrie #corrie
It's nearly 7.30pm! You know what that means? 😅 #FridayPhelan #Corrie https://t.co/5O2JHTihK8
RT @Ilovelucyfallon: So looking forward to @itvcorrie tonight.. ❤️ Sarah's coming home! 🤗 #Corrie