More 'Coronation Street' casting gossip
Friday, October 31 2008, 00:02 GMT
By Kris Green, Soaps Editor
Earlier this week, I caught up with Alison King - who plays the fantastic Carla Connor - to chat about wedding week and she only had praise for him. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to learning a little more about Tony and I'm hoping that Pat will stay beyond the wedding. Check back at the end of next month for the fruits of my chat with Alison.
Staying on the topic of Molly and Tyrone's wedding, I'm quite disappointed to hear that we won't be seeing Molly's father, Diggory Compton (Eric Potts). Although he wasn't much cop as a character, I'd have liked to have seen him return for his daughter's wedding, even if only for a couple of episodes before returning to the scrap heap.
We'll also be meeting Dev's (Jimmi Harkishin) Uncle Omar early in the New Year as his storyline with Tara (Ayesha Dharker) steps up a gear. Uncle Omar, however, has yet to be cast. More on that as and when.
After all, they still have another grandchild on the way by Maria (Samia Smith) along with their daughter Michelle (Kim Marsh) and grandson Ryan (Ben Thompson) on the Street. Oh, and let's not do what the Corrie producers seem to have done and forget their biological grandson Alex (Dario Coates). Mind you, it's probably a good thing that he's been wiped off the storyboard.
However, it appears the producers have sufficient material for him in the coming months as he's now staying for the 'foreseeable future'. He has a good thing going on with Amber (Nikki Patel) and he's obviously staying put to keep the Morton name alive ready for the planned return of some of the Mortons in the early part of next year.
> Click here for my recent interview with Corrie's leading lady Kim Crowther
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