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Friday 13 April 2012

Top 60 Corrie Characters - Nos. 32 and 31

32. Deirdre Barlow 1972- (56 votes)

When we think of Deirdre, what comes to mind are the huge glasses she wore for nearly 30 years. As well as the huge glasses, she is also known for her many liaisons with the men of Coronation Street. After failing to lure Alan Howard from wife Elsie, Deirdre caught the eye of Billy Walker. They were due to marry but Billy fled to Jersey. Soon enough, Deirdre was dating her boss Ray Langton and they married in 1975. Deirdre gave birth to Tracy in 1977 (who’s served time in jail for murder). Ray left Deirdre for Holland in 1978 and she found comfort in Ken Barlow who she married in 1981. Ken adopted Tracy in 1986. In 1982, Deirdre had a headline affair with Mike Baldwin. A furious Ken found out but forgave her. But it was Ken’s infidelity with Wendy Crozier that led to their separation in 1989 and divorce in 1992. She married Moroccan waiter Samir Rachid in 1994 but he was stabbed to death the following year. Her next boyfriend Jon Lindsay led to Deirdre being wrongly imprisoned for crimes he committed but was released and found comfort again in Ken and they remarried in 2005, to everyone’s delight. Over the years, Deirdre has worked at the builder’s yard, the corner shop, the council and as a receptionist at the medical centre. For forty years, she's had about 14 men!

Should Deirdre be at 32? Should Sexy Specs be higher? Were you glued to the Weatherfield One saga? Or the love triangle? Leave a comment!

31. David Platt 1990- (58 votes)
Born on Christmas Day 1990 to Martin Platt and Gail Tilsley, David didn’t have a prominent role until his parents split up and his mum married psycho Richard Hillman – which has mentally affected him. Over the years he has developed from an innocent schoolboy to a lying, scheming and manipulating sociopath to a responsible stepfather and husband. Among his evil deeds were writing to greeting cards under the name of Richard to his family members, pushing his mother down the stairs, nearly killing niece Bethany, ruining sister Sarah’s marriage to Jason Grimshaw, vandalising the street and framing neighbour Gary Windass for burglary. He had a relationship with Tina McIntyre but is now married to Kylie Turner and has managed to adopt her son Max. He currently works at his gran Audrey’s salon as a stylist.

Should David be at 31? Leave a comment!

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Anna in nz said...

Deirdre should be much higher than that!

She's one of my favourite characters anyway.

John in Cincinnati said...

Deidre only 32??? What on earth is going on here?

Humpty Dumpty said...

I haven't voted;never do but I can't remember whether it was one vote per ISP per character. If not, then people who take voting seriously will have been waiting for favourites eg: Sian to come up and will send millions of votes. Some of these listings seem quite unlikely.

Llifon said...

You were allowed to vote for two characters per week: 20 characters in all. The results are bound to be controversial at times :)

emmieandcorriefan said...

Deirdre should be in the Top 15 at least. In my 50th anniversary DVD of 50 great characters I thought Hilda would come second over Gail and why is Blanche at only No 38 and Ena? Elsie should have been in the top 10 as well.


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