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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Corrie's Betty says she won't be killed off in tram crash

Betty Driver, who plays Coronation Street's Betty Williams, has promised fans she will survive the soap’s 50th anniversary cull – and aims to be pulling pints when she is 100.

In a wonderful interview with the Manchester Evening News, Betty says: “I’m not leaving. You’ll have to shoot me to get rid of me. I’m 90 and I aim to be 100 and still working.”

Betty, who has spent a lot of time off work this year with pneumonia, was speaking at the official opening of a new oncology unit at the private Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle. A thousand balloons were released into the air to mark each cancer patient who has been treated at the old unit.

The new Richmond Centre is part of a £7.5m revamp for the hospital, where Betty and her late sister have been treated in the past. Betty said: “It’s a beautiful centre. I like to get involved in things like this. I did it mainly for (fellow Street actress) Sally Dynevor who had breast cancer.”

Watch a video of Betty Driver opening the new oncology unit via the wonders of YouTube.

3 comments:

Sea Penguin said...

Very glad to hear it. It would have been a dreadful end for Betty, to go in a flippin' tram crash. Most unfitting.

Tvor said...

They wouldn't dare! Unless the actress wanted to go, which clearly she doesn't.

Adam said...

Good to see Betty again, although I was kinda sad to see her in a wheelchair - is she recovering well after her illness?

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