Thursday, 30 June 2011
If you had the chance, which home would you like to take the wallpaper scraper to? Or maybe even a wrecking ball? Does Sanita's over-stuffed front room drive you to distraction? Is Sally's conservatory a carbuncle? Will anything ever be worse than the Len 'n' Rita seventies hovel at number 9? Over to you!
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The move means that Corrie will no longer be shown on Thursdays, and will go back to its original 7:30pm on a Wednesday slot. It had this slot for many years.
Wednesday evenings were usually dominated by football coverage, however live football will now be shown on Tuesday nights.
Personally, I'm thriled about this because it means there's less time to wait between episodes, but what does everyone else think?
I know Eddie left cos there wasn't enough work so it might have been a shock hearing we needed new drivers but the truth is, I lied! After I saw Karl's rugged good looks and tight denim clad bum I knew we (I) had to have him!
Poor Ken has been at his wits end listening to that racket coming from The Rovers over the past week. Deirdre hasn't been that bothered though, she's had her head in a kiln.... mind you wouldn't we all if we were married to Ken! He did get a a bit hot under the collar when that stripper pounced on him though but when you've had as many lasses as Ken you get used to women throwing 'emsleves at you... so he tells me anyway... when Deirdre's not there!
It was nice to see Sean and Marcus being absolutley delighted that Dylan's mam, Violet, was more seriously injured and ill than they thought! "Whoopeeee, she's proper ill!" they cried! They took her son out to celebrate! 'There you go Dylan, have an ice-cream, yer mam's at death's door!"
It's not been a good week for Carla after losing her mum. I was surprised an' all, I always thought Carla was bred in a laboratory using the mane of Black Beauty and the liver of Oliver reed! I can't imagine her ever being a child...
Anyhow, back to Stella. I'll say this now loveys and I'm putting me neck on't line, I flamin' like her. Any lass who can tackle a hardened criminal with nowt but a scowl and a bookies pen is alright by me! She gave Peter a good rollicking for leaving Leanne on her own to cash up. Who does she think she is, her flamin' mother?! I do like stella though, I mean, I'd still get off with her Karl if he offered loveys, don't get me wrong, but I'd feel guilty about it... maybe... eventually!
Before I go, I just had to say, how long has Lloyd been painting that flamin' wall at number 13?! Michelangelo took less time painting the Sistine flamin' chapel! They've decided to make the decor as bland as possible in an attempt to make Cheryl more interesting in comparison but I don't reckon it'll work do you?
Always remember, loveys: life is like a pot noodle, there's never enough sauce!
To see more gurnage from Stevie McGurn, have a look here, there's loads. Some good, some bad and some really very funny.
Becky and Steve's marraige has imploded, much as most of us expected would happen sooner or later. Graeme and Tina's relationship blew up as well, though Graeme, at least, left with a wife he never expected to fall in love with.
The Rovers has a new name over the door and the first week has been quite a bumpy ride for Stella Price. All this in detail over on the State of the Street for June.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Has anyone else ever discovered Corrie gold in foreign climes? And no - Canada doesn't count! There are plenty of rich pickings to be had for Street fans over there - always a joy for us Brits who want a little reminder of home.
As so many of you spotted, the shelf can be found in Rita's flat, freshly refurbished after the tram crash.
I returned with a tan so ignore all those nay-sayers who only see the rain and the mud. Every year I promise myself that I'll go to see Craig Charles on the ones and twos but it never seems to happen. Though I did once sit next to Georgia Taylor in the Cabaret Tent.
If Tina moves out of the Alahan shop flat, leaving it empty, I wonder who'll be moving in there...?
There's a new Corrie computer game coming out on July 22nd. It's the Mystery of the Missing Hotpot Recipe and is suitable for all ages.
Buy it on Amazon here.
If anyone hears anything about the Corrie Nintendo game which was supposed to come out months ago, and still hasn't, do please email in and let us know what's going on with it, ta.
I reckon that's probably true. If you can't have one sister, you can always make do with another.
In Ben's short time on the Street, he's already snogged Tina, Natasha, Leanne, and Tracy Barlow and he's been involved in a couple of major storylines. I have seen comments over the past year and a half by people that don't rate him as an actor, but I think he does a very good job of being Nasty Nick. The character is self centered, vile and thoroughly dislikeable, and the actor is doing a very good job of making me holler at the telly so he must be doing something right!
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
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We have a hamper of the new Fred Elliott range of meat products to be won by one lucky Corrie fan, drawn at random after sending in the correct answer to this competition. The hamper will arrive at your address directly in a chilled polystyrene travel box and will include 12, I say 12, Fred Elliott meat products in the hamper.
The Fred Elliott meat range is now available in Northern England Tesco stores.
To be in with a chance to win this amazing Corrie prize, all you have to do is email me with the correct answers to these two questions and the winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries.
1. In Coronation Street, who was Fred Elliott due to marry on the day that he died?
2. On the Aurora Food Marketing website, which meat from the Fred Elliott range do they recommend using if you're thinking of making an extra tasty shepherds pie or chilli con carne?
Deadline is Tuesday 5th July, 2011 at 5pm. Only UK entrants please.
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Monday, 27 June 2011
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Over at Underworld, Carla gets a call to say her mum has died. She plays to her strengths and handles the news in the way she knows best and orders a whole bottle of red in the Rovers. Frank takes her home as she’s too drunk to do anything and when he shows her a bit of compassion and tucks her up on the sofa, she leans in for a kiss but he backs off, slightly concerned. Anyway, she conks out on his settee but she’s also making eyes at Peter Barlow again which doesn’t please Leanne not one little bit.
Stella Price’s name goes up above the door at the Rovers and no matter how many times you see that happen in Corrie, it’s always an iconic moment and makes this fan wonder how long Stella will last. First impressions are good but ooh, you just never know. There’s more argy-bargy in the Rovers when Leanne hears Stella’s daughter Eva (and soon to be revealed as Leanne’s half-sister) slagging her off behind her back. “Take your face back to the charity shop where you got it from,” retorts Leanne in a wonderful line written by Jonathan Harvey. Let’s just hope she gets the £3.99 back that she paid for it. All the noise and fuss in the pub is too much for Norris and Emily, Deirdre and Ken, who take to the bistro for a bit of P&Q. Norris picks up the fancy-pants Bistro menu and raises his eyebrows. “Pan fried steak? I mean, what else would you fry it in,” which isn’t a line I’ve ever said before, no, not me, not ever. I am not Norris, No.
Eileen and Julie discover they’re distantly related to Dennis Tanner when he reveals that his mum Elsie’s maiden name was Grimshaw. Julie gets excited about finding a long lost relative living down the street and well, you know Eileen, she’s not that fussed. A wonderful moment came when Dennis visited No. 11 for the first time since he lived there as a lad with his mum Elsie.
And Izzy has a hard time with Gary who’s deleting her texts from her mates so she can’t go out and have a good time without him. Is it post traumatic syndrome from his time in the army, or is he just a mardy little man?
And that's just about that for this week.
This week's writers were Jonathan Harvey, David Lane, Chris Fewtrell, Joe Turner and Mark Wadlow. Find out more about the Coronation Street writing team at:
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Personally, I think part of the problem is the high expectations on Michelle Collins. She’s such a well known actress that people already have opinions and impressions of her. If they haven’t liked her in other programmes, chances are they won’t like her in Coronation Street. I’m not saying that’s everyone’s opinion but if you already don’t rate her as an actress, chances are her appearing on Corrie won’t change your mind. Michelle is a great actress in my opinion, but she does have a lot of pressure on herself at the moment.
Also, as one of the commentators on Jane’s post pointed out, Stella has been the centre of attention and hasn’t had much time to settle in. Whereas her boyfriend and daughter are away from the limelight they’re having more time to be introduced. If the writers were to ease Stella in slower, I think we’d warm to her more.
A perfect example is Becky (Katherine Kelly) I think I’m right in thinking she wasn’t meant to be in the show permanently. Although she did have some hectic scenes early on, she was eased in gradually after that and we got used to the character. The rest as they say is history.
Furthermore, most of us have would never have heard of Katherine Kelly before she joined the show. Therefore none of us had any expectations or judgements already made of her. We just analysed what she did in front of us and didn’t compare her to anyone. Obviously casting an unknown actress or actor doesn’t always work out, but perhaps Corrie might have been best in doing so for this character. Or as I said, building her character up slowly...
Over the past year, she has turned from a likeable character to a moaning, shouting, house wrecking overused character, which is down to "Too much screentime-itus." I'm sure many will agree with me.
Watching the Romanian Holiday DVD, it reminded me why I used to like Becky. She was fun, outgoing, with no Tracy to moan about or no Max for her to steal.
Thankfully she is leaving soon. There's only so much an audience can take. So, as you can see, it's a firm NAY from me. What about you?
It'll be fun to see Julie and Brian setting up shop, with any luck they will get Eileen working in there, as I think she's wasted in the factory.
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Nosy Nelly award: Gold Star: Sylvia pushed and poked to find out why Roy and Hayley are not producing grandchildren, including trying to get the truth out of Norris and Rita.
Pot Stirring award: Iron star: I think it's got to be a tie between Sally mithering Fiz and Tracy spelling the beans to Sylvia.
Loving: Becky facing down Sylvia. Roy's school photo. Ken pulling and cutting the plug on the jukebox.
Retro nod to Episode 1: Dennis said he wasn't ready for the knacker's yard, his mother, who was looking in a mirror in episode 1 said "Eee Elsie, you're just about ready for the knacker's yard."
Knight in Shining Armour award: Gold Star: Roy stoutly defended his Hayley against his mother's tirades. Yay, Roy!
Silver Star: Frank rescuing Carla. Peter's talk didn't do her much good in the end.
Feet under the Table award: Steve gone. Becky back in the Rovers. Sorted.
Family Tree award: Gold Star: Could Dennis be related to Eileen? We've always wondered about the Grimshaw connection.
Fashion award: Becky's t-shirt obviously meant she was up for a day of reckoning.
Wonder Woman award: Stella took on a bat weilding burglar who didn't take much threatening in the end.
Wonder Woman cracked: Carla fell to pieces after her mum died and her family turned on her.
Lines of the week:
Sylvia "I haven't the teeth for hard centres anymore. I have to rely on my bark, these days." Norris "She's no problems on that score."
Steve "The days I live in fear of women are well and truly o... Oh dear..." (In walks Becky)
Stella "She's been steadily necking snakebites all afternoon. Way she's going she'll have enough venom in her to bring down an elephant"
Eva about Steve "I can do better than him. No offence" Steve "Well, some taken"
Sylvia "I don't understand any of it" Becky "She's Hayley Cropper. It's as simple as that"
Becky to Sylvia "Hayley's got more kindness in her little finger than you do in your whole hairdo!"
Ta-ra then, I say. I never liked Chris, and Cheryl was much underused.
See also: The Silence of the Cheryl
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Corrie! the stage play is absolutely wonderful. I've seen it, some of our bloggers have seen it and we've all agreed that if you're a fan of Coronation Street you must see this show on stage because it's just wonderful. I'm not going to harp on about it any more as we've done a lot of blogging about the play over the last few months, but this really is your last chance to see the show in the UK.
The play moves to Malvern Theatres from Monday 27th June for its final week. Let's just hope they bring it out on DVD. Book tickets to the Malvern Theatres show here.
See also: Corrie! the play - Jonathan Harvey blog exclusive interview
And don't forget, Steve will also be starring as Fat Brenda live on stage, in a one-man (woman?) show written by our very talented, award winning blogger, Fat Brenda herself.
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Meanwhile, Bev's daughter Rebecca is joining the cast of Coronation Street.
Friday, 24 June 2011
Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully, launched the event outside Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
Moon Ride is set to take place on Saturday 10th September at 11pm, and promises participants spectacular night time views of the city. A dedicated support team will be on hand for all taking part in the ride throughout the night, ensuring participants have all the assistance needed to take part in and complete the ride, how to make the most from this fabulous fundraising opportunity, and most importantly how to enjoy the experience.
Registration costs £25 and participants will be asked to pledge to raise minimum sponsorship of £150. Sponsorship will be divided equally between Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity, which helps to provide additional resources that support excellence in treatment, care and research improving the lives of patients at the largest children’s hospital in the UK and St Ann’s Hospice, which cares for thousands of patients with life-threatening illnesses every year, while supporting their families and carers in Greater Manchester.
For more information regarding Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity please call 0161 276 4522 or visit http://www.rmchcharity.org.uk/
Did anyone else notice Dennis Tanner's line from last night?
It's lovely the way the writers are putting in these little nods to the show's history. Have you noticed any other nods to the show's history over the years?
After a few days of battling Becky, dealing with the shock of finding out about Hayley and having her son stand toe to toe against her to defend his wife, we found her sitting in a corner gazing at a well worn photo of her son as a child. Clearly, that was a photo of David Neilson himself which added a nice touch to the scene.
Sylvia loves her son, she's even admitted as much but also said he was a disappointment. Let's look at that from her point of view. She had two bad marrages. We've heard Roy speak badly of his father occasionally and also of an abusive step-father. Women of her generation usually stayed with their husbands even when things were very bad. Add to that a son that had difficulties, very likely dealing with Asperger's Syndrome. That's hard to handle if you don't know what you're dealing with and when Roy was a child, nobody really did. He was branded as weird and awkward and she didn't have the proper skills to know how to help him. It must have been very frustrating and she dealt with him entirely the wrong way, no doubt.
Now she's feeling old, left out, with nowhere to go, embarassed at having to accept charity from her son who is providing her a home more out of duty than love. Her daughter-in-law has a past history that bewilders her. But she's built up a wall for so long that she has no idea how to let it down and being cranky and insulting is the way she deals with it all. Little by little we are seeing cracks in the wall and perhaps we'll see she and Roy make peace.
Will she turn into a sweet old lady? I doubt that but she may occasionally show a softer side to offset the vitriol and she'll be the classic Corrie battleaxe that we need and love. We're very lucky to have an actress of the calibre of Stephanie Cole to bring Sylvia to life and the chemistry between she and Julie Hesmondhalgh and David Neilson is a powerhouse trio, in my opinion!
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Have a look at the pictures here.
Well, I know as a lady of a certai age (ahem), all I can say about Coronation Street actor Andrew Hall is this: you can put a frock on him, you can put him in a blonde wig, you can stick him in my favourite soap but he's always going to be Russell from Butterflies to me, one of my first ever telly crushes, along with this bloke.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Written by Chris Fewtrell, directed by John Anderson
Sylvia thinks that Roy and Hayley need to kick out Becky and that they’re “parenting skills” with her are terrible. She hopes they do a better job with her real grandchildren as Hayley and Roy give each other strange looks. Later, Sylvia grills Roy on why they never had children. He lies and says they never wanted any. Sylvia doesn’t buy this and assumes there must be some kind of impediment. Roy says the only impediment is him trying to prepare breakfast in the face of her relentless intrusion. Sylvia snoops around about Roy and Hayley’s childless situation and goes straight to the source: Norris. Norris is kept mum by Rita, but he does divulge that the Croppers did try to adopt. Sylvia figures she’s missing something now since Roy said they didn’t want children. Sylvia thinks that Roy must be firing blanks. At the cafe, Sylvia tells the Croppers she’s been rummaging around and has found Hayley’s prescription for hormone pills. Sylvia assumes that Hayley is using them to help her through menopause, but at first the Croppers think she knows about the sex change and is taking it surprisingly well. The Croppers later try to figure out how to tell Sylvia the truth. Hayley decides that they’ll tell Sylvia after tea that evening. Later, Sylvie returns with an Aloe Vera plant for Hayley thinking it’ll help her skin during menopause. Tracy overhears this as she walks into the cafe, and of course lets the cat out of the bag that Hayley is not going through menopause, rather she is a transsexual.
Over at the Rover’s, Steve’s dealing with the invasion of Stella and her family. He looks as though he really hates his life and wishes things were how they “used to be” whatever that is. Stella gets on Karl about finding a job. Karl finds Lloyd in the cafe and says he just talked to Fat Brenda and she said they’re looking for more drivers, so he asks Lloyd for a job. It looks like if his references check out, he’s good to go. Karl finds Becky behind the counter at the cafe and assumes she works there. He tells her that he’s got a job with street cars, and Becky immediately pounces on him in her tarty way but Karl makes a getaway. Becky sees Steve on her way to the shops and she gives him a bitter reception. Get rid, Steve!
At the Rover’s later, Tracy comes into the pub and tries to “warn” Stella about how rowdy the Rovers can be and how Steve is a very “hands on” employer. Puh-lease, as if that’d turn her off anyway if she even believed it! Stella quickly brushes her off and Steve is impressed. Then, Becky walks in. Becky sizes Stella up, but Stella tells Becky she’s boxed up her things, and she doesn’t want any trouble. After a momentary stare-down Becky quietly orders a pint. Steve is really impressed now as Becky bottles it. But not for long. Becky is drunk as a skunk and attempts to throw herself at Karl again. That is, until Stella catches her taking a chunk of his behind in her bejewelled ale-scented hand, among other things. Becky calls Stella a sour-faced old bag and Stella tells her to leave. Becky treats Stella like crap until Steve walks in and asks what the hell is going on.
Little Dylan is still not eating since he misses his mum too much. Later, Marcus was supposed to go back to work and drop Dylan off with Maria only he thought Dylan was looking a bit under the weather so he took him to the medical clinic instead. Since he had to take the afternoon off to take him to the clinic, he decided to just cancel his whole shift and take Dylan to the pictures instead. Maria sees Sean later and tells him that Dylan is with Marcus and how he had taken him to the clinic. Sean freaks out and says he should have been there to comfort Dylan and Marcus had no right keeping it from him.
Peter stomps out a fag to throw the football around with son Simon, only until it accidentally hits Carla who happens to be walking by. You’d have never thought that Peter was disabled and almost killed but 6 months ago. Carla flirts with Peter before giving him the ball back. Leanne and Peter come into the pub later, and Stella apologizes for keeping them waiting and gives them drinks on the house. Leanne asks if she’s sure since she didn’t keep them waiting that long – but Stella responds that it’s been far too long. Peter tells Leanne about Carla’s run-in with Simon’s football.
Meanwhile, it seems like Carla has been flirting with Frank who has been busy bringing in good potential clients.
Written by Simon Crowther, directed by John Anderson
Becky is being kicked out of the pub, but she claims it’s her since she’s married to Steve. Becky accuses Karl of being all over her this morning, but Karl disputes it. Becky blubbers in the back room to Steve about how he used to be loyal before they were married, but now that they are, he’s not. Becky’s still very hurt about Becky’s “son” being taken from her. Eva walks in and Becky assumes that she’s been sharing Steve’s bed until Eva quickly corrects her. Becky lies to Steve that she slept with someone else last week and Steve shouts at Becky to get out. Later, Stella tries to convince Steve to work things out with his wife and tells Karl that she’s still cool on him.
Roy tries to put out the fire burning in his mother’s gut after she found out that Hayley used to be Harold. He tells her that everyone accepts Hayley as she is, but Sylvia is silent. When Hayley returns from Freshco’s, Sylvia leaves the room and Hayley wonders what it’s about. Hayley wants to talk to Sylvia but Roy advises against it. Hayley has more problems to deal with as Becky returns to her cafe sanctuary. The Croppers try to tell her to make up with Steve as well. Becky notices something is wrong, and the Croppers tell her. Sylvia comes down and Hayley tells her to sit down – they need to talk. Hayley tries to talk to Sylvia about her situation but Sylvia is not taking it well and cannot wrap her head around it. Roy figures that this is all about her history of constantly being ashamed of him. Sylvia says that she was never ashamed of him, just disappointed in him. Wait, isn’t that sort of the same thing?! Roy reminds his mother that Hayley and he have welcomed her into their home and she’s got no where else to go, so she best just keep quiet and accept it. Well, not in so many words but you catch my drift. Later, up in the flat, Becky tells Sylvia that Hayley is “just Hayley Cropper, simple as that.” Becky is all done up and goes to find Steve. Steve comes into the cafe instead completely angry at Becky. Becky admits she lied about sleeping with other men, but Steve is very upset still. He tells Becky he’s filing for divorce since he hasn’t got any fight left.
Marcus finally returns home with Dylan. Sean lays into him about not being able to get get a hold of them and that he’d nearly called the police. Marcus realized that he hadn’t turned his phone back on after the pictures, but Sean is still upset. Marcus blames Sean for feeding Dylan a dodgy burger the other day and Sean figures that maybe two dads is too much and he should be doing this on his own. Marcus tells him to decide. Later in the pub, Sean apologizes to Marcus. He says Marcus makes parenting so easy, but Marcus just tells him not to panic. Marcus suggest they go out, since Eileen is babysitting.
The aunties are finally leaving Coronation Street. The ladies argue between each other – to the last minute I suppose.
DC Redfern pays a visit to Carla in the pub and doesn’t like his interrogation. Peter sees the man bothering Carla and goes over to try to settle it as Leanne tells him to stay out of it. DC Redfern is sent away when he realizes Carla is drunk anyway. Peter obviously still has feelings for Carla and Leanne gets jealous about it.
- Roy: “I’m not particularly good with children.” Sylvia: “Well, you’re not good with adults either, but you manage.”
- Sylvia, about Roy and Hayley: “I must be missing something here.” Norris: “She’s not the only one.”
- Steve: “My days of fearing women are well and truly over.” PFFFFFTTTT.
- How cute are little Liam and little Dylan?
- Is that the biggest Aloe Vera plant you’ve EVER seen?!
- All Sylvia ever does is complain, complain, complain! Girl needs a mute button!
- The whole Sylvia thinking that Roy and Hayley would have children was an obvious ploy to reveal Hayley’s sexuality. Seriously, Roy is about SIXTY and Hayley isn’t exactly a “spring chicken” herself. Did she seriously think these two would have a baby at this point?! Just ridiculous!
- Does anyone else find Eva useless and annoying? We already have ONE Rosie Webster.
- I really enjoyed the aunties last time they were on our screens, but this return I found them just quite annoying and irrelevant.
Fans here on the Coronation Street blog voted for Julie Walters to join the show, so I know there'll be a lot of happy fans reading this if Julie does join the cast.
And the actress has been quoted in the tabloids more than once over the last few months saying how much she'd like to be in the show too.
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
What I particularly got thinking about was how Fiz will be found innocent, because she will be, we all know that. It's Soap Law. She is only guilty of the fraud charges, not murder or an accessory in any way. Thus the Law dictates she'll be freed. How? Here's my theory. And I'm going on record now predicting we haven't seen the last of John Stape.
Edited to add... Well, well, well. This has been brought to my attention. I truly had no idea, my guess was pure speculation based on years of soap watching!
Following the story earlier today regarding Fiz’s prison storyline, in which she is said to help bust a drugs ring in her jail, ITV have released some details about one of Fiz’s inmates, Ruth – played by Rebecca Callard. Ruth is said to be one of the characters at the centre of the drug smuggling in the prison.
Rebecca, who will initially feature in six episodes, said: "I've been going to the set for over 20 years now (with Beverley) so to turn up as an actress was a bit different. Daunting, as the show is amazing, but also really lovely, as I know some of the people in it, and exciting. It feels like the right role at the right time."
The truth about Hayley's past coming out to Sylvia was something I was both looking forward to and apprehensive about because Roy and Haley are one of my favourite couples on the cobbles.
When Sylvia eventually started to attack poor Hayley, Roy stepped up in one of those rare moments where Roy well and truly stands up not only for himself but his wife as well. I don't think we've seen this side of Roy since all that business with Tony Gordon last year. But as a man who rarely divulges his feelings with others it is always a treat when we see a more vulnerable side to Roy, reminding us that he does actually have feelings and his often unspoken love for Hayley is something that he will not allow to come under attack by anyone, not even his mother.
That said Sylvia's insults were horrific but as we know she's not the nicest of old ladies, something which I hope will be explored in the future. I don't see Sylvia coming around any time soon but a reconciliation is bound to happen although when it does I hope that it is done so in a way where we come to know more about Sylvia and perhaps get an insight into why she is the way she is.
They may be one of the more unconventional couples in soapland but Roy and Hayley are also one of the strongest and I applaud the writers for going where they did because the Croppers really stole the show last night.
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