Played by: Craig Gazey
2012 character poll position (men): 4
Originally introduced as a cellmate of David Platt, he quickly became a hit with viewers and soon enough was lodging with the Platts.
He was employed as a junior to Ashley Peacock in the butchers’ shop until Ashley’s death in 2010. He later followed a long line of Corrie favourites by becoming the local window cleaner.
After failing to woo both Rosie Webster and Natasha Blakeman, he unexpectedly found love with Tina McIntyre, who was grieving after her father’s death. The relationship didn’t go down well with David who was Tina’s ex. But the relationship hit a snag when Tina introduced her friend Xin Chiang. Xin wanted to stay in the country but could only do so if she got married. Graeme and Xin had a sham wedding but they turned out to be in true love and both left the street, much to Tina’s heartbreak. But she quickly got over it when she caught the eye of Tommy Duckworth. And thus another love affair began…
Graeme also enjoyed annoying Norris – either by having the upper hand in an argument or becoming Emily’s lodger.
He was mainly a comedy character with moments including imitating Fred Elliott, dressing up as Liz McDonald and punching Steve McDonald.
Any Graeme fans out there? Would you like him to make a comeback?
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