Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Coronation Street - the men who got away

As you know, the the top 25 all-time Corrie males are being voted for over the next fortnight.

But who were the men that didn't make it? Who were the men that got away?

Nearly 40 other male characters were voted in the poll.

Here they are:

32 votes                                                                             5 votes

Derek Wilton                                                                      Tyrone Dobbs

30 votes                                                                            4 votes
Len Fairclough                                                                    Jerry Booth
                                                                                          Kirk Sutherland
22 votes
                                                                                         3 votes
Alan Bradley
                                                                                         Ashley Peacock
17 votes                                                                            Craig Tinker                                              
                                                                                         Todd Grimshaw 
Ray Langton
                                                                                         2 votes
13 votes                
                                                                                         Jack Walker
Fred Gee                                                                           Jez Quigley
                                                                                          Sean Tully
9 votes                                                                               Steve Tanner

Danny Baldwin                                                                     1 vote
7 votes                                                                                 Andy McDonald
                                                                                            Archie Shuttleworth
Lloyd Mullaney                                                                      Bert Tilsley
                                                                                            Callum Logan
6 votes                                                                                 Chesney Brown
                                                                                             Ciaran McCarthy
Jason Grimshaw                                                                    Dev Alahan
Liam Connor                                                                           Eddie Windass
Nick Tilsley                                                                            Ernest Bishop
Spider Nugent                                                                         Ian Davenport
                                                                                             Jamie Baldwin
                                                                                             John Stape
                                                                                             Lewis Archer
                                                                                             Rob Donovan
                                                                                             Robert Preston
                                                                                             Tommy Duckworth
                                                                                             Warren Baldwin

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David said...

Some of my favourite in there... this is going to be tough.

I think there's more disagreement about who the best men are compared with the women. My favourites are Albert, Alec, Curly, Mike and Jerry, but I've encountered many fans who can't stand them.

Surprised at Len's low vote in particular - there's no way he's not a top tier character. It's like leaving off Elsie Tanner from the women.

Anonymous said...

Ah, but there may be other reasons why LF didn't get many votes.

Llifon said...

I was also surprised by Len's low votes.

While Peter Adamson's private life might have skewed the votes, there is no doubt that Len was Corrie's main man for nearly 25 years.

Personally, I would've put him in the top 10, based on the CHARACTER. He was a part of a strong ensemble of men in that era (Alf, Ray, Albert, Fred Gee, Ken, Mike, Stan, Eddie). And he was the only man that could stand shoulder to shoulder with the strong women of the street (Elsie, Bet, Ena, Annie and Rita).

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