1. BECKY MCDONALD (388 VOTES)
Played by: Katherine Kelly
2012 character poll position (women): 4
In the course of six years, Becky went from a drug dealer who stole Roy and Hayley’s Morris Minor to a much loved Corrie character. She was brought in as an old friend of Kelly Crabtree who she soon framed for theft. She fled the street but returned and found refuge with the Croppers, but soon took advantage by stealing from the till. As always, Roy and Hayley forgave her and thus began a beautiful friendship.
Becky soon became the latest in a long line of strong Corrie women who were always knocked down but got up again still fighting. After a romance with Jason Grimshaw, she embarked on an affair with Steve McDonald who was at the time in a relationship with Michelle Connor. They were found out and after much trial and tribulations they finally married.
Becky and Steve’s marriage was marred with difficulties: Becky’s failure to conceive a child; Becky then buying her nephew Max and then losing him to Social Services; Becky looting from the Corner Shop; Becky’s drunken rampages and being framed by a police sergeant; and Tracy Barlow’s return and her aim at ruining the marriage.
But side by side with all this drama, Becky would star in humorous scenes involving Roy, Hayley, Ken Barlow and Blanche. By 2011, Becky and Steve’s marriage was over thanks to Tracy and although Becky tried to carry on with her life, Tracy was determined to ruin her life. She lied about Becky pushing her down the stairs which made her lose her and Steve’s twins. When Becky found the evidence, she was triumphant and revealed the truth on Steve and Tracy’s wedding day – after they were married.
Becky made a tearful farewell with new beau Danny and left for a new life in Barbados, having ruined Tracy’s scheming.
Were you a fan of Becky? Should she be at No.1?
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