There are rumours circulating that former Brookside and Royle Family star Sue Johnston may be about to sign a deal to appear in Corrie. Sue did appear in a few episodes of the soap in a minor role in the 1980’s before she landed the role of Sheila Grant in Brookie but it looks like she may be heading to Weatherfield to play Rovers landlady Stella Price’s mum.
She is probably best known for playing Barbara in the sitcom The Royle Family, something that apparently excited this ‘Corrie insider’: “Everyone is thrilled. She’s a brilliant actress. We can’t wait to have a member of the Royle Family walking down those famous cobbles and enjoying a drink in the Rovers.”
If it happens it would mean, of course, that the Rovers will be housing a former Eastender (Michelle Collins), a former Emmerdale star (Catherine Tyldesley) and Sue is an ex-Brooksider. Is it slowly turning from a back street Manchester boozer into a soap star refuge?