Thursday, 17 May 2012

Top 60 Corrie Character - No. 2

2. Blanche Hunt 1974-1978, 1981, 1996-2009 (202 votes)

Missing out on the top spot is a Corrie legend. Blanche was the street’s battleaxe for a decade, following the footsteps of the likes of Maud Grimes, Ivy Tilsley and the original battleaxe Ena Sharples. 

Mother to Deirdre, Blanche first appeared to plan her daughter’s wedding to Billy Walker and found a nemesis in his mother Annie. There was no wedding and Blanche stuck around to run the corner shop until bookie Dave Smith whisked her away. She made sporadic appearances between 1976 and 1999 before becoming a Street fixture.

The acid tongued pensioner enjoyed gossiping and found an ally in Norris Cole, but it was ridiculing son in law Ken and daughter Deirdre that made her a much loved character. As well as Dave Smith, she dated Steve Bassett, Archie Shuttleworth and Wally Bannister. While holidaying in Portugal, Blanche passed away. But Blanche provided humorous scenes beyond the grave at her will reading

Among the classic Blanchisms are her one liners, her condemnation of the Royal Mail and her triumphant scene in the AA meeting 

Should Blanche be at 2? Should she be at number 1? Were you a fan? Leave a comment!

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David said...

I'm shocked Blanche didn't win! I wouldn't put her first but she has the universal appeal and is still fresh in the memory. Who is left?

AmandaB said...

I loved Blanche, she had such great lines.

I hope you'll give us the full countdown list tomorrow, showing everyones positions and the number of votes they received.

Bryony said...

So... does this mean Stape is number one?

Greg said...

blanche was fab, both early blanche (pre-1996) and later blanche (post-1996). Very deserving of her spot!

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