Leanne's just come back from spending time with Toyah's mum, Janice. Before that, Leanne was in France visiting her own mum Stella. It's started me thinking about Coronation Street characters who are still very much part of the show in that they're mentioned often - even though we rarely see them. So here's my top five and I'd be interested to find out if you can think of any more.
Steve's twin brother Andy McDonald. In the Corrie world, Andy's living in Spain, providing a handy bolthole for Liz and Steve to escape to when things prove too much on the Street.
Ah, St Ella of the Back Room. How I miss you... not. She's in France and I hope she flaming well stays there, never to darken the cobbles with her Cockney accent again.
And Audrey's son, Steven Reid in Canada, or is it Milan?
Are there any more characters you can think of who still get mentioned, but we never see them any more?
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