Last night on Coronation Street, Bethany and Craig were sitting on Maxine's Bench outside of Audrey's salon. They wondered who the bench was dedicated to. Bethany dismissed Maxine's name saying something like: "She used to live around here. I think I've heard her name mentioned."
Well, to refresh Bethany's memory as well as anyone else who can't remember, or don't know, Maxine Peacock, here's her life in a nutshell.
She worked as a hairdresser in the salon.
She married Ashley Peacock.
She had an affair with her doctor, Matt Ramsden and gave birth to his son.
She really should have stayed at the party.
In 2003 she was killed by Richard Hillman. Richard, you'll remember, was married to Gail. After he killed Maxine and tried to kill Emily, he drove the Platts into the canal in his car and tried to kill them all.
You can relive all of the Richard Hillman saga with this fab fan book: Norman Bates with a Briefcase
Tracy Shaw reprised the role of the ghost of Maxine Peacock, visiting Norris Cole in a one-off sketch show as part of ITV's Text Santa charity initiative which was broadcast on 21st December 2012. (With thanks to Corriepedia)
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