Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Time to bring back Sally's sister?

(This post was originally posted by Graeme N on the Coronation Street Blog in April 2014.)

I don't know why I've never seen this before. It's almost uncanny. Do you agree that Jane Horrocks (Bubble from Absolutely Fabulous) would be perfect casting as Sally Webster's sister? 

I know back in the 1980s Gina Seddon did make an appearance, portrayed by actress Julie Foy, staying with Sally and Kevin and helping out in the cafe. However the stint was quite brief and long ago now so a spot of re-casting wouldn't be a massive issue. I think seeing a bit of Sally's back history would be great. 

Going back to the early days of Sally and Kevin, Hilda Ogden made it clear the Seddon family came from the wrong side of the tracks, so wrong that the Ogdens looked down their noses at them!

Given Sally's modern day pretensions and hanging basket snobbery, wouldn't it be terrific for her dodgy past to be explored? I've given up hope that we'll see Kevin's sister Debbie again even though the fantastic Sue Devaney is still around and working. I think scenes of Sally bickering with her sister would be terrific and if you throw Tim into the mix it could make for a fun, interesting dynamic.

Jane Horrocks would be perfect casting and quite a coup for the Street. She's from the right part of the world, is a super actress with great comic timing and capable of so many different things.

So what do you think? Would you like to see Sally's sister return to Weatherfield? And if so, would Jane Horrocks do it for you?

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