Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Exclusive: Tina O'Brien returning to Corrie - or not?

Over the silly season that was Christmas when the Coronation Street press office was closed for its holidays, a story ran in the press that Tina O'Brien was returning to Corrie as Sarah Grimshaw. The story said Sarah would be returning to Corrie with her daughter Bethany who would be 13 years old by now.  In fact, Bethany would turn 13 this June.

The Daily Mail went as far as reporting that Tina has signed a new contract.

Well, here at the Coronation Street Blog we've received confrmation that Tina has not been formally approached to return to Coronation Street and that the story about her return to Corrie which first appeared in The Mirror was nothing more than a rumour. 

And Tina O'Brien has now posted to twitter the following which confirms she hasn't been asked back to Coronation Street.  Shame, eh? I'd love to see her return.


So a lot of peeps asking if I'm returning to corrie but I've only read it in paper like everyone else lol

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13 comments:

Graeme N said...


Peeps and lol? Sigh!

Tvor said...

Pretty much what I figured, too. She was quoted earlier as saying she'd go back if asked and the papers made a meal out of it.

Loon the Baloon said...

Dont care one way or t'other. Corrie should not be used as a safety net if actors want to leave and then dont do much else.

Anonymous said...

She like many others looking to go back to the soap that they felt they were too good for put out the story that they are returning in the pathetic hope that the producers will feel sorry for them and bring them back.
Why don't they give up and find other work or go on benefits like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

This makes me think they are going to kill sarah and send Bethany to live with Gail- Micky

ChiaGwen said...

Oh Anonymous you may be onto something - that would certainly be an explosive event for the Platt family as has been hinted.

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm wrong as I think it would be waste to have sarah die off screen just to provide Gail with a fresh teenager to cause her havoc, who will probably have an italian accent?, but I just have this feeling. The producers asked her back a while ago, maybe they decided to kill her instead- Micky

Anonymous said...

That would be an interesting twist but I bet the explosive story that will tear the Platts apart will be little more than Kylie being preggo with Nick's baby - and the two of them hooking up as a couple! Which sonny-boy will Gail stand behind now? Particularly if David tries to kill Nick?

Anonymous said...

I wish she would return. I miss the character.

Anonymous said...

I really hope she returns and she is only just saying that to keep it under wraps for the time being. I hope they don't kill her off screen it would be such a waste of good storyline. But i'd love to see her and bethany again

Anonymous said...

I'm glad she's not returning, never liked the character.

BarrieT said...

I follow Tina O'Brien on twitter and she has denied this ever happening. She said the first she knew about it was reading it herself in the papers. She is a stay at home mum and happy that way for the moment. I think when Ben Price said there was something that would change the platt family forever he just meant the pregnancy storyline with Kylie. Actors usually aren't privvy to future storylines anyway

Anonymous said...

I liked her, real glamour

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