(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog August 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)
The title of this blog post is a rhetorical question, of course. The spirit of Blanche is truly living on in Amy Barlow on Coronation Street, and it's a joy to watch.
Actress Elle Mulvaney, who plays Amy, has come on leaps and bounds in the past year or so. She's a young actress who can deliver some really good drama and now comedy too. And as her great-grandmother was one of the battle-axes of the Street, the geriatric genes live on in young Amy.
The writers are clearly having fun giving Blanche-like dialogue to Amy these days and as a fan, it's great to see the spirit of Blanche living on.
With her £40,000 inheritance from grandma Deirdre's life assurance policy, Amy knows she's got that money behind her. She's also bright enough to know that her mum Tracy will try to take it off her. It could be an interesting future for Amy Barlow and definitely one to watch!
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