2nd July2004: Jack Duckworth was relieved when Vera decided to sell the exercise bike she had been making him use to keep fit. He had been so fed up with the bike that he had been paying Tyrone Dobbs to pedal for him to fool Vera. An aging jogger, Ernie Crabbe, appeared in Coronation Street and knocked on the door of No.9, interested in buying the bike. Jack and Tyrone assumed Ernie was buying it for someone else, but he told them he needs to get into shape for a bowls tournament - the grand prize was crate of ale, which certainly piqued Jack's interest, enough to try to set up a team himself. Ernie Crabbe was played by comedian Norman Wisdom.
Zoe Tattersall was the young mother of Shannon Tattersall who left Weatherfield to join the religious "Cult of Nirab" after her daughter's tragic death in 1998. Becoming pregnant at sixteen after growing up in care, Zoe did not feel able to provide for Shannon and struck a deal to sell her to the childless Malletts after they took her in at 9 Coronation Street. However, soon after the baby was born, Zoe reclaimed her daughter and reconciled with her biological father, Liam Shepherd. Shannon's death at eight months old caused Zoe to have a mental breakdown, with the grieving mother kidnapping Morgan Middleton and attempting suicide. She later found solace with the Etheric Foundation, becoming indoctrinated into the cult. She left the street for a new life in America with her new friends.
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