Corrie reveals Betty's long-held secret

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By Miss Bubbles 04/04/2012 11:01

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Spoiler alert!!! This blog contains details about an upcoming episode of Coronation Street.


Coronation Street producer Phil Collinson has revealed the details of Betty Williams's big secret. As we are all know, the actress Betty Driver, who played the role of Betty for 42 years, sadly passed away in October 2011 at the age of 91 following a period of ill health.


Later this month, Coronation Street will give Betty an emotional send-off, after her son Gordon, played by actor Bill Kenwright, returns to Weatherfield and announces that she's passed away.
Betty's tribute episode will include the revelation of a long-held secret kept by the Rovers long-serving barmaid...want to know what it is? 


Well, Corrie producer, Phil Collinson confirmed the full storyline on This Morning earlier this week, stating: "What they discover as they're clearing out her house is that Annie Walker, who was the landlady of the Rovers Return for the first 20 years of the show, actually bequeathed The Rovers to Betty in her will."


He added: "Betty carried this secret and never took up this bequest. So she's left behind a bit of a bombshell, really! Certainly for Stella in terms of who owns the pub now and what happens going forward. But more brilliantly I think, she'll always be the longest-serving landlady of the Rovers Return by right, which I think is such a brilliant tribute to her."


Hey soapsters, I don't know about you, but I'm certainly looking forward to Betty's farewell episode and all the drama that will result once the soap legend's secret is finally revealed. But what do you think of Betty's long-held secret? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment.


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