Meet Anna Windass
Coronation Street's newest family are the Windasses, due to debut in mid-November. They are Eddie (The Full Monty's Steve Huison) and Anna, their 19 year old son Carl, and Eddie's brother Len.
Debbie Rush, who plays Anna Windass, has been talking about her new role. "I went for the casting a few months ago and then was called back for the screen test. When I got the part I couldn't believe it, I was thrilled to bits," she says. She's a long-time Corrie fan herself: "I watched Corrie all the time growing up and all the family are tuning in now that I'm going to be in it. It's surreal, because the cast and characters are already part of your life just from watching it."
She's not giving away any plot spoilers, though we already know the Platts and the Windasses aren't going to be the best of friends, but she says, "The Windasses are a very close family, who are just about on the wrong side of the law, but they mean well. And yes, I am prepared for some of the things people might shout at me in the street because of the name!"