Peter Armitage, who was best known for playing Bill Webster on Coronation Street, has died aged 78. The actor first debuted as Kevin Webster's father on the long-running ITV series more than 30 years ago. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Former co-star Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald on the programme, announced the news on Twitter. "It's with great sadness, that I've to tell you my great old friend Pete Armitage has died," he wrote. "RIP mate." No cause of death has been revealed. Armitage went into remission from bowel cancer four years ago. An ITV spokesperson confirmed the news, saying "Peter was a much respected and much loved member of the Coronation Street family. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time." Other Coronation Street stars to pay tribute … [Read more...] about Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage dies aged 78
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Is Ken Barlow leaving Coronation Street? William Roache has taken compassionate leave from Coronation Street since his eldest daughter Vanya Roache died last Friday. The 85-year-old star has been granted compassionate leave by ITV, according to a source. “ITV are giving him all the time he needs but he’s understandably very upset,” the insider told the Sun. They went on to say: “After hearing the news on Friday he’s been told to take as long as required. Related articles Coronation Street news: Bill Roache's Ken Barlow future 'uncertain' Coronation Street star Bill Roache’s daughter dies: How did she die? “There’s no word just yet on when he’ll return.”According to reports, Roache wasn’t seen on the Coronation Street set in Manchester this week.There’s currently no word yet on when Roache will be returning to the soap.Roache has previously spoken about leaving Coronation Street, telling the Radio Times: … [Read more...] about Bill Roache exit: Is Ken Barlow leaving Coronation Street?
The son of Coronation Street legend Bill Tarmey has died at the age of 52, following a ten-year battle with an incurable brain tumour. Father-of-three Carl Piddington, who worked as a builder for 20 years, passed away on Tuesday, a decade after being told by doctors he had just 12 months to live. Brain Tumour Research expressed its condolences to 'all who knew and loved' Carl, who lived with his family in Ashton-under-Lyne, in Tameside, Greater Manchester. Father-of-three Carl Piddington (right) passed away on Tuesday after battling an inoperable brain tumour for ten years His father - legendary Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey (pictured) - quit the soap to support his son following the diagnosis His father Bill, who died from a heart attack aged 71 in November 2012, famously quit his role as Jack Duckworth on Coronation Street to spend more time with his son following the diagnosis. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Coronation Street film set is … [Read more...] about Coronation Street legend Bill Tarmey’s son Carl dies aged 52
Which will you choose? Soap fans should prepare for their worst nightmare next week, as Coronation Street and EastEnders are set to clash. The shows will overlap on Friday 29 March, following the dramatic factory explosion storyline in Corrie. The ITV soap will air an hour-long special episode starting from 7:30pm, with BBC show EastEnders due to broadcast halfway through at its usual time of 8pm. Usually, special episodes are split up into two or broadcast at an earlier time - but the two soapland favourites will go head-to-head. READ: Coronation Street actor Gareth Berliner rushed to hospital with sepsis It's set to be a bumpy week! It's not the first time that fans have become frustrated with altered schedules recently, and it's not set to be the last. This week, Coronation Street will be aired on Sunday instead of Friday - because of the Euro 2020 football match between England and Czech Republic. Emmerdale is also set to air at the same time as EastEnders on Tuesday 26 March. … [Read more...] about Why there’ll be a Coronation Street and EastEnders clash next week
Nick (played by Ben Price) was on hand to support his brother David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) as he anxiously waited to see if his girlfriend Shona (Julia Goulding) would be killed by her son Clayton Hibbs (Callum Harrison) on Coronation Street. Shona has found herself out of her depth as her son tried to manipulate her into smuggling drugs into jail, after revealing his father Dane Hibbs (Simon Naylor) had died while trying to help Clayton continue his ventures behind bars. On the run, Clayton had taken his mother hostage and after a tense 24 hours, it was the killer who was stabbed as Shona turned the knife on her son after she tried to protect him from facing the bombardment from the police. When Shona and David returned home following the mother turning her back on Clayton for good, her boyfriend made a huge revelation to his brother Nick about his future with his late wife’s killer on the ITV soap. Related articles Coronation Street spoilers: Has factory collapse victim … [Read more...] about Coronation Street spoilers: Nick Tilsley seeks revenge on Shona after horror stabbing?