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As part of Coronation Street's fiftieth anniversary celebrations in 2010, Corriepedia embarked on a mission to find out who were our readers' and editors' fifty all-time favourite Coronation Street characters. To that end, an online survey was held on Kwiksurveys from 1st July to 31st August 2010, the results of which were revealed by Corriepedia in a countdown beginning on 1st October, with the final results revealed on the day of the anniversary itself, the 9th December 2010.

How it was done

The survey was intended to be a comprehensive opinion poll, collecting data on viewer preferences covering a variety of Coronation Street topics, such as favourite characters and storylines. The poll was comprised of three sections: viewer profile, character scores and favourites. The largest of these sections was the character scores, in which voters were asked to give each character from a shortlist of 200 a score out of ten (although the voter was able to refrain from voting for any character if chose). The main results of the survey were the top fifty-placed characters as voted for by the participants of the poll, and a new result was revealed on the main page of the website each weekday from the 1st October to 9th December.

Results

"The Golden Fifty" countdown

50. Tony Gordon

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#50: Tony Gordon

First appeared: 16th September 2007
Last appeared: 9th June 2010
Profile: Scottish-born Tony wanted to make a million by his fortieth birthday, and would do anything to protect his investments, in which he included his fiancé and business partner Carla Connor. Tony showed his true nature when he had Carla's secret lover Liam killed in a hit and run to get him out of the way, but lost Carla when she found out. To his surprise, he then found himself falling in love with Liam's pregnant widow Maria and his feelings were reciprocated. Tony was driven to protect his new happy life with Maria by trying to kill Roy Cropper after confessing his crimes to him when he was close to death after a heart attack, but guilt led Tony to rescue Roy and turn himself into the police. In 2010, he escaped prison with the intention of killing Carla for wrecking his life but Carla escaped his clutches again and left him to die in a factory blaze.
Remembered for: His evil stare. Disliking bats and Glasgow Rangers. Setting fire to the factory.
Played by: Gray O'Brien

49. Minnie Caldwell

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#49: Minnie Caldwell

First appeared: 14th December 1960
Last appeared: 7th April 1976
Profile: In the early 1960s, the Snug of the Rovers Return was the stronghold of three pensioners. Minnie Caldwell was the quietest of the three, and usually sat in silence while her friends Ena Sharples and Martha Longhurst bickered, occasionally chiming in with an (often bizarre) comment. Often appearing docile or simple minded, Minnie was bossed around by her friends, with Ena usually taking making it her responsibility to talk Minnie out of her "daft ideas". As a widow with no children, Minnie lived alone at No.5 Coronation Street but supplemented her pension by taking in lodgers, including "Sunny Jim" Jed Stone, who to Minnie was the son she never had. Her biggest love (and obsession) was her cat Bobby, much to Ena's bemusement.
Remembered for: Being able to silence Ena Sharples. Her cat obsession. Sunny Jim. Going missing.
Played by: Margot Bryant

48. Rosie Webster

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#48: Rosie Webster

First appeared: 25th December 1990
Profile: When Sally Webster decided that only the best would be acceptable for her daughters, Rosie, being the eldest, became Sally's guinea pig. Rosie was therefore educated at Oakhill Grammer School, which instilled in her the idea that she was somehow better than her fellow Street residents, but she lacked the intelligence or maturity to succeed. Her ambitions were usually driven by glamour or money, and she enjoyed manipulating men, including John Stape, with whom she had an affair at 16. Her closest brush with wealth came when John gave her £150,000 by way of apology for holding her captive for several weeks, but she lost it when Luke Strong conned her into buying Underworld shares he didn't own. More recently, Rosie has supported her younger sister Sophie during Sophie's relationship with Sian Powers.
Remembered for: Being born in Don Brennan's taxi. The goth phase. Her kidnap by John Stape.
Played by: Emma Collinge (1990-1999), Helen Flanagan (2000-2010)

47. Liz McDonald

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#47: Liz McDonald

First appeared: 27th October 1989
Profile: Fiery haired Liz moved into No.11 with ex-Army sergeant husband Jim and their twin sons Steve and Andy in 1989. Liz and Jim had a stormy marriage due to Jim's temper and paranoia over Liz's affairs, but Liz liked men with a hint of danger about them and kept going back to Jim after periods of separation. Liz was willing to wait for him when he was in prison for manslaughter but finally divorced him when he assaulted another inmate, preventing his early release. Liz's next serious relationship was with drummer Vernon Tomlin, but months after marrying him she realised he didn't excite her as Jim had, and she broke it off. In 2006, Liz became licensee and landlady of the Rovers Return, where she had worked on and off since 1990. Liz ran the pub with Steve, with them often battling for authority and living space.
Remembered for: Giving birth to Katie prematurely. Being assaulted by Jim. Her friendship with Deirdre.
Played by: Beverley Callard

46. Peter Barlow

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#46: Peter Barlow

First appeared: 5th April 1965
Profile: Peter Barlow was never his father's son. He grew up in Scotland, in the care of his late mum Val's parents following her death. After years of occasional visits to Weatherfield (with or without a Scottish accent), and a few years in the Navy, Peter returned permanently in 2000 and bought the Rosamund Street Bookies. Peter took a long time to settle down, as he didn't know what he wanted, particularly where his love life was concerned. In 2003 this lead to disaster when he married Lucy Richards and Shelley Unwin and led a double life as he tried to keep them from finding out about each other. Ultimately he lost both, but in 2008 he took custody of son Simon when Lucy died. Landed with a son he didn't want, Peter turned to drink and had a long battle with alcoholism. He was helped by Leanne Battersby, who he got engaged to in 2010.
Remembered for: So many, many actors. The bigamy. The booze.
Played by: John Heannaue, Christopher Dormer, Linus Roache (1973-1975), Joseph McKenna (1977-1978), David Lonsdale (1986), Chris Gascoyne (2000-2010)

45. Shelley Unwin

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#45: Shelley Unwin

First appeared: 9th May 2001
Last appeared: 29th September 2006
Profile: Shelley Unwin was installed as a barmaid of the Rovers Return by landlord Duggie Ferguson in 2001. Bubbly and friendly but also strong-minded, Shelley soon became a fixture behind the bar and popular with the locals. Her time in the Street was highlighted by two major romances which caused her much heartache - the first was Peter Barlow, who she married only to find out he was already married to Lucy Richards and he had lied to her, and the second was womanizer Charlie Stubbs, whose controlling nature caused her to develop agorophobia. It wasn't until hers and Charlie's wedding day that she realised he was to blame for destroying her life, and dumped him. In 2006, Shelley left Weatherfield and her mother Bev to take a job as landlady of a pub in the Peak District.
Remembered for: Dating Peter Kay. Dumping Charlie at the altar. Her bigamous marriage to Peter.
Played by: Sally Lindsay

44. Eddie Yeats

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#44: Eddie Yeats

First appeared: 23rd December 1974
Last appeared: 30th November 1987
Profile: Eddie Yeats wasn't a welcome face when he arrived in Coronation Street on release from prison in 1976. The disreputable Scouse had fallen on hard times and lived off the generosity of others, while making money by doing favours for any of his endless string of jailbird mates. People naturally didn't trust him but not because they thought he was dangerous - rather, they considered him useless and a leech, albeit a well-meaning one. He struck a chord with Stan and Hilda Ogden at No.13 and Hilda let him move in as a lodger when he got a full-time job on the bins, whereupon Eddie became something of a son to them. In 1983, he married Marion Willis and the couple moved to Bury to be closer to Marion's ill mother.
Remembered for: Comedy with the Ogdens. Liverpool. Helping Bet through her grief over Martin Downes's death.
Played by: Geoffrey Hughes

43. David Platt

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#43: David Platt

First appeared: 26th December 1990
Profile: The move of Martin Platt to Liverpool to start a new family in 2005 triggered a change in son David, who suffered from the loss of his father from his day-to-day life. With growing feelings of abandonment and resentment towards his family, David turned into an isolated lad who blamed mum Gail for his maladjustment, and, as revenge, committed acts specifically designed to distress her. In 2008 he found some purpose in life when he fell for Tina McIntyre, who went out with him for a year but has since went off him. David, however, remains determined to win Tina back with a dogged determination bordering on obsession. He is especially put out by the fact that Tina is now dating his best friend Graeme Proctor.
Remembered for: Evil David. Pushing Gail down the stairs. Tina.
Played by: Thomas Ormson (1990-2000), Jack P. Shepherd (2000-2010)

42. Albert Tatlock

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#42: Albert Tatlock

First appeared: 9th December 1960
Last appeared: 25th January 1984
Profile: Albert Tatlock was a man whose glory years were well behind him even by the second World War. His most prized possessions were his war medals and memories of that time; it was to his consternation in his twilight years that someone who had fought for his country such as himself had to live on such a meagre pension. To many Street residents, Albert was a bitter old man, forever complaining about the trivial hardships he faced every day. He expected support from his family but was too proud to ask for it - it ultimately fell to his late niece Valerie's husband Ken Barlow to care for him in the latter years of his life. He died in 1984, having lived in the same house since 1919.
Remembered for: The grumpiness. Ken speaking fondly of him. The Rovers toilets being in his kitchen.
Played by: Jack Howarth

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41. Jim McDonald

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#41: Jim McDonald

First appeared: 29th October 1989
Last appeared: 20th August 2009
Profile: Short-tempered Jim McDonald moved to Coronation Street with Liz, Steve and Andy in 1989 after leaving a 10-year army career. Jim tried to keep the badly behaved twins in check but they enjoyed defying him; it was usually up to Liz to play peacemaker. After messing up several jobs due to his temper or his pride, Jim lost Liz when he thumped brewery official Richard Willmore, convinced he was having an affair with Liz (he wasn't). Jim and Liz continued to separate and reconcile for several years. In 2000, Jim received a prison sentence for manslaughter when he beat up Jez Quigley in retaliation for Jez setting people on Steve, and Jez died in hospital. Jim was released in 2007 and moved on to pastures new.
Remembered for: His strong Northern Ireland accent. Falling off the scaffolding and ending up in a wheelchair. Beating Jez Quigley.
Played by: Charles Lawson

40. Kevin Webster

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#40: Kevin Webster

First appeared: 19th October 1983
Profile: Kevin Webster first appeared in Coronation Street in 1983. The cheerful car mechanic married Sally Seddon in 1986 and they bought No.13, going on to raise Rosie and Sophie in the house. Upon owning his own car repair garage, Kevin thought he had all he could want, satisfied with an uncomplicated life, but his affair with Natalie Horrocks in 1997 led to the Websters' eventual divorce. In 2002 Sally married him again for the sake of the girls and Kevin was lucky to get back the life he had wrecked - but marrying without a two-way loving relationship proved to be problematic, with both having extramarital affairs during their rockier second marriage.
Remembered for: Having a 'tache in the 80s. His affairs with Natalie Horrocks and Molly Dobbs. The deaths of Alison and Jake.
Played by: Michael Le Vell

39. Phyllis Pearce

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#39: Phyllis Pearce

First appeared: 20th September 1982
Last appeared: 15th May 1996
Profile: Phyllis Pearce was a lonely widow who worked at Jim's Cafe. Despite her years she was vivacious and got a thrill when someone took an interest in her. Most of her attentions were lavished on fellow pensioner Percy Sugden, and she wouldn't take no for an answer even though her feelings were not reciprocated. When Percy moved in with Emily Bishop as a lodger, Phyllis thought she had a romantic rival and warned Percy that Emily was only after his body. Phyllis later worked as a housekeeper for Des Barnes at No.6, a job she enjoyed as the house had all mod cons but she sometimes had to put Des in his place over his philandering.
Remembered for: Her purple-rinse hair. Chasing after Percy. The gravelly voice.
Played by: Jill Summers

38. Alec Gilroy

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#38: Alec Gilroy

First appeared: 26th June 1972
Last appeared: 30th December 1998
Profile: Alec Gilroy was always on the lookout for something better. He turned his back on married life for a career as a showbusiness manager, but ended up in a rut as manager of the Graffiti Club. In 1987 Alec became the unlikely husband of Rovers landlady Bet Lynch as Bet couldn't afford the Rovers tenancy on her own. Morose Alec was a counterpoint to brassy Bet and inevitably their marriage only lasted a few years; in 1992 he took a job as entertainments manager on a cruise ship. He returned to Weatherfield in 1996 and was engaged to Rita Sullivan but she broke it off when she realised that she came a distant third in his affections, behind himself and his money.
Remembered for: Marrying Bet. Being a penny-pincher. Battling the Duckworths.
Played by: Roy Barraclough

37. Sally Webster

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#37: Sally Webster

First appeared: 27th January 1986
Profile: Sally Seddon met Kevin Webster when he splashed her with his car, and he gave her a ride home so she could change. And so a lifelong partnership was born. Two daughters later, Sally found out that Kevin had had an affair with Natalie Horrocks and threw him out. Having won custody of Rosie and Sophie, Sally had an affair with bad boy Greg Kelly and later agreed to marry Danny Hargreaves, but he called it off when he found out she had slept with Kevin. In 2002 Sally and Kevin re-married and Sally's focus shifted to her daughters - though ironically, Sophie emerged as the brightest even though Sally's pushiness had been mostly spent on Rosie.
Remembered for: Beating breast cancer. Slapping Natalie. Marrying Kevin twice.
Played by: Sally Dynevor

36. Carla Connor

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#36: Carla Connor

First appeared: 1st December 2006
Profile: Current Underworld boss Carla Connor inherited her husband Paul's 60% share of the factory when he died in a car crash in 2007. It was only after Paul's death that Carla could admit her feelings for his brother Liam. Though they only slept together twice, it had devastating consequences as Carla's partner Tony Gordon had Liam killed in a hit and run. More heartbreaks followed, but Carla maintains the facade of a tough factory boss who can weather any crisis and come out on top. Behind closed doors, however, Carla's entanglement with Tony and her various losses have made her turn to drink to cope. Her friends in the Street are Leanne Battersby and Michelle Connor.
Remembered for: Her dark hair and raspy voice. Tony's factory siege. Her affair with Liam.
Played by: Alison King

35. Simon Barlow

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#35: Simon Barlow

First appeared: 6th July 2003
Profile: In 2003, Peter Barlow wanted nothing more than to care for his newborn son, Simon. Five years later, he was driven to drink by the responsibility. When Simon's mum Lucy died, Simon moved in with dad Peter, who he had never met. Simon saw Peter at his best and his worst as he struggled to cope with the pressures of fatherhood, and soon became used to Peter letting him down. In 2010, Lucy's dad George Wilson decided to fight for custody of Simon as he thought Peter's life was too chaotic but Simon ran away from George in Blackpool after hearing that he was taking him away from Peter - even though Peter had his flaws, he was the only dad Simon had.
Remembered for: Being strangely knowing for his years. Not looking remotely like Peter or Lucy. His pet rabbit Leanne.
Played by: Jake and Oscar Hartley (2003), Alex Bain (2008-)

34. Deirdre Barlow

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#34: Deirdre Barlow

First appeared: 20th November 1972
Profile: Deirdre Barlow has had an eventful life in Weatherfield since she first popped into the Rovers Return in 1972. Through four marriages, a scheming daughter, a wrongful conviction and numerous affairs, Deirdre has emerged as a survivor, characterised by her pulsating neck and husky voice (caused by years of chain smoking). She has been married to Ken Barlow on and off for 29 years but their different personalities has sometimes caused cracked in their relationships to develop into deeper problems. In 2010, Deirdre coped with the death of her mother Blanche Hunt, who she loved despite years of Blanche putting her down.
Remembered for: Her affair with Mike. Wearing the same big glasses for years. "I didn't do any of it!"
Played by: Anne Kirkbride

33. Sian Powers

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#33: Sian Powers

First appeared: 2nd February 2009
Profile: Sian Powers was Sophie Webster's best friend at Weatherfield Comprehensive. In 2009, Sian was dating Ryan Connor while Sophie was seeing Ben Richardson. As both relationships ended, Sophie and Sian supported each other and fell in love. Sian resisted her feelings for her friend at first as she didn't know if they were genuine and was worried about people's reactions, especially her dad Vinnie, who hadn't even approved of Ryan. When their secret came out, Sophie and Sian ran away but returned after deciding to face their families. Sian is currently staying with the Websters as Vinnie's reaction to Sian and Sophie's relationship was as bad as Sian expected.
Remembered for: Her relationship with Sophie.
Played by: Sacha Parkinson

32. Curly Watts

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#32: Curly Watts

First appeared: 11th July 1983
Last appeared: 1st September 2003
Profile: Norman "Curly" Watts worked as a bin man before choosing the retail trade, training as assistant manager of Bettabuys under Reg Holdsworth. Curly was one of the most intellectual residents of the Street, as evidenced by his passion for astronomy (he turned No.7's attic into an observatory), so it is perhaps surprising that two female members of staff filed sexual harrassment complaints against Curly. He wanted to have a family but his first wife, Raquel, only married him on the rebound. It wasn't until he met policewoman Emma Taylor that Curly had met his match. In 2003, Curly, Emma and their son Ben moved to Newcastle.
Remembered for: Lodging with Emily and the Duckworths. His comedy double-act with Reg. Naming a star after Raquel.
Played by: Kevin Kennedy

31. Audrey Roberts

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#31: Audrey Roberts

First appeared: 16th April 1979
Profile: During Gail and Brian Tilsley's marriage, a visit by Gail's flighty mum Audrey Potter invariably involved trouble between Audrey and her "fella". Audrey had vague aspirations but it wasn't until she married grocery shop owner Alf Roberts in 1985 that she had stability and money - the struggle now was convincing tight-fisted Alf to part with his hard-earned cash. Alf died in 1999 but Audrey was well provided for, with her semi-detached house and hair salon in Coronation Street. She is close to Gail and supports her through Gail's problems with her children and marriages - they rarely agree, and occasionally fall out, but they always make up when Audrey turns out to have been right all along.
Remembered for: Her marriage to "Alfeh". Realising the truth about Richard before anyone else. Falling for a gigolo.
Played by: Sue Nicholls

30. Ken Barlow

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#30: Ken Barlow

First appeared: 9th December 1960
Profile: Ken Barlow - the main who would be a success - is the man who still lives in the Street where he was born. He's a man of principle, in that he will make a public show of being honest and standing up for the truth, but when pushed he can be just as callous as his worst enemy Mike Baldwin (although he'll usually make himself out to be the injured party). Ken has had three wives but hasn't raised any of his four children as when faced with being a single parent he chickened out, while his other children were taken away from him. Having working as a teacher for most of his career, Ken is now retired and enjoys a (mostly) quiet life with wife Deirdre.
Remembered for: Having had lots of girlfriends. His feud with Mike. Being in Coronation Street forever.
Played by: William Roache

29. Leanne Battersby

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#29: Leanne Battersby

First appeared: 4th July 1997
Profile: Leanne Battersby moved to Coronation Street with her family in 1997. Neighbours found them loud and abrasive; a family of troublemakers, and Leanne, then sixteen, seemed to enjoy causing trouble. Although quite settled now - engaged to bookie Peter Barlow and raising Peter's son Simon with him, Leanne had a bumpy road to get there, as she didn't know what she wanted from life and was easily swayed by money and sex, and appeared unfazed by danger. In her illustrious career she dabbled with drugs, worked as a prostitute when she couldn't find other work and burned down her restaurant in an insurance scam when the business failed.
Remembered for: Eloping with Nick. Her affair with Danny. Working as a prostitute.
Played by: Jane Danson<

28. Alf Roberts

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#28: Alf Roberts, OBE

First appeared: 8th February 1961
Last appeared: 1st January 1999
Profile: Tight-fisted Corner Shop proprietor Alf Roberts wasn't a man you might expect would serve two terms as Mayor of Weatherfield and be awarded the OBE. Day by day he appeared to concern himself with little more than running the shop he had put his heart and soul into, and bemoaning wife Audrey's latest plot to spend the money they had worked hard to earn. And yet, the shop was only one of Alf's windows to the community; he worked on the Council for many years and stood as an Independent Councillor several times, winning the public's trust as an ordinary family man. Audrey was his third wife, after Phyllis and Renee. Alf died in 1999.
Remembered for: Being the man behind the Corner Shop counter for 15 years. His marriage to Audrey. Dying at Nick's 18th.
Played by: Bryan Mosley

27. Karen McDonald

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#27: Karen McDonald

First appeared: 21st June 2000
Last appeared: 26th December 2004
Profile: Gobby Karen Phillips started at Underworld as a machinist in 2000. She grew up on a rough council estate and had religious parents but was beaten and disowned by her father when he caught her smoking with Linda Sykes. Karen behaved as though she had something to prove - she bought the latest designer clothes and divorced husband Steve McDonald just so she could marry him again in a lavish ceremony in a country house, with Karen as the centre of attention. After finding out that Steve had fathered a daughter with Tracy Barlow, Karen became determined to get pregnant but their marriage fell apart after Karen had a miscarriage and torched Tracy's car.
Remembered for: Marrying Steve for a bet. Her constant rows with Steve. Her battle with Tracy.
Played by: Suranne Jones

26. Richard Hillman

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#26: Richard Hillman

First appeared: 20th June 2001
Last appeared: 14th March 2003
Profile: Financial adviser Richard Hillman seemed like an ordinary man whose only concern was providing for his loving wife Gail and their children. The reality was that Richard was driven by a fanatical urge to keep up that facade, something he later ascribed to an inability to have children of his own and spending years caring for his mentally ill mother. In 2002, faced with financial ruin, he was driven to murder, but Gail eventually discovered his crimes and forced a confession from him. Rejected by Gail, Richard attempted to drown his family so that they would all die together - but everyone except Richard escaped, their nightmare finally over.
Remembered for: "Norman Bates with a briefcase". Confessing all to Gail. Driving the Platts into the canal.
Played by: Brian Capron

25. Steve McDonald

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#25: Steve McDonald

First appeared: 6th December 1989
Profile: In his teenage years, Steve McDonald took what he could get, caring little for others who had to take the fall for him taking the easy way out. The twin brother of Andy, Steve was the family failure - he spent time in prison for handling stolen goods and used Vicky Arden for her money. He did grow up somewhat in the 2000s through the responsibility of running taxi firm Street Cars, where his partner Vikram Desai was even less reliable than Steve. Then came the demands of satisfying brassy second and third wives Karen and Becky, and the trials of fatherhood - which have almost turned Steve into a responsible adult. Almost.
Remembered for: Gurning. Being dominated by his wives. Being beaten up by Jez Quigley.
Played by: Simon Gregson

24. Alma Halliwell

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#24: Alma Halliwell

First appeared: 22nd June 1981
Last appeared: 20th June 2001
Profile: First seen causing difficulties for an exasperated Elsie Tanner in husband Jim Sedgewick's cafe, Alma Halliwell returned seven years later causing similar problems for Gail Tilsley, although they soon became firm friends. Thereafter she entered into a longterm tempestuous relationship with Mike Baldwin, with brief interludes as one of Ken Barlow's many girlfriends. Constantly exasperated by Mike's schemes and double-dealing, she was eventually seen off by gold digger Linda Sykes but her swift deterioration with cervical cancer showed Mike who the true love of his life was. She died surrounding by her former husband and best friends in 2001.
Remembered for: Suffering as Mike's wife. Dying of cancer. Emoting.
Played by: Amanda Barrie

23. Emily Bishop

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#23: Emily Bishop

First appeared: 21st December 1960
Profile: For decades, Emily Bishop has been a mainstay of Coronation Street, as the timid, churchgoing widow of No.3. She arrived in the Street as a colleague of pompous Leonard Swindley, who she almost married in 1964 until she realised that she was merely clinging onto what she thought was her only hope to marry. In 1972, Emily finally walked down the altar when she married Ernest Bishop, but only six years later Ernie was taken from her when he was shot in a wages snatch at Baldwin's Casuals. Emily continued in the Street, with her many friends finding her a reliable, principled, and caring woman who always puts others before herself.
Remembered for: Being a cornerstone of the community. Putting up with Percy and Norris. Spending a night up a tree.
Played by: Eileen Derbyshire

22. Eileen Grimshaw

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#22: Eileen Grimshaw

First appeared: 3rd May 2000
Profile: When Eileen Grimshaw impressed Vikram Desai by directing him in his own Street Cars taxicab, she was given a job as telephone operator on the spot. The Grimshaws - Eileen and her two teenage sons Jason and Todd Grimshaw (both of different fathers) moved into No.11 in 2001. Eileen was unlucky in love but tended to be very laid back about her love life. Her approach to parenting was similar; she let Jason and Todd get on with their lives but when she came down on them she came down hard, as she did with anyone who got on her bad side, although she would be equally vociferous when defending herself or her family, always giving as good as she got.
Remembered for: Telling it like it is. Her battles with Gail. Banter in the cab office with Steve.
Played by: Sue Cleaver

21. Mike Baldwin

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#21: Mike Baldwin

First appeared: 11th October 1976
Last appeared: 7th April 2006
Profile: Life was on the up for Mike Baldwin in 1976. He had just bought a factory unit in Coronation Street and opened denim maker Baldwin's Casuals there, adding to his burgeoning empire. Ladies loved his Cockney charm and his bulging wallet - unless they worked for him at the factory, which he ruled with an iron fist. Mike's attitude to women and business were similar - he tended to want what he couldn't have, and was sly about getting it. This made him a successful businessman but a terrible husband and father, as he never knew where he heart lay and the mothers of his three sons were against him raising them. Mike died of pneumonia in 2006.
Remembered for: Cockney wideboy. Hiring and firing at the factory. Developing Alzheimer's.
Played by: Johnny Briggs

20. Raquel Watts

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#20: Raquel Watts

First appeared: 25th January 1991
Last appeared: 2nd January 2000
Profile: There was more to ditzy blonde Raquel Wolstenhulme than met the eye. She considered herself a model, but for most of her time in Coronation Street her big break was just on the horizon, with Raquel slumming it as a barmaid at the Rovers Return in the meantime. Raquel was often hurt by men as they took advantage of her trusting nature; even Raquel's on-off lover Des Barnes only tended to use her to recover when he was upset over another women. In 1995, Raquel married Curly Watts, who seemed to be the only man who treated her with respect, but after a short marriage she left Weatherfield and Curly in 1996 to take a modelling offer.
Remembered for: Her modelling aspirations. Being loveably dim. Her French lessons with Ken.
Played by: Sarah Lancashire

19. Graeme Proctor

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#19: Graeme Proctor

First appeared: 18th April 2008
Profile: When David Platt was sent to the Young Offender's Insitute for causing criminal damage, his cellmate was Graeme Proctor. Graeme, in prison for arson, worried David at first with his eccentric, introspective behaviour, but once David ascertained that Graeme wasn't dangerous, just a bit mad, they became friends. On his release, Graeme moved into David's house and got a job at the butcher shop in Victoria Street, shocking and amusing customers in equal measure with his rants, usually leaving them wondering if he was mental. He never appeared to take life seriously but dating Tina McIntyre in 2010 made him - for the first time - take stock of his life.
Remembered for: Working at the butchers. Dating Tina. His general oddness.
Played by: Craig Gazey

18. Becky McDonald

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#18: Becky McDonald

First appeared: 5th February 2006
Profile: Becky McDonald first arrived in Coronation Street after tracking down her old friend Kelly Crabtree. Kelly wasn't exactly thrilled to see Becky as they had been in prison together and scruffy, scrounging Becky was a reminder of her past. But Becky settled in the Street and cleaned up her act when Roy and Hayley Cropper took her under their wing and gave her a job at their cafe. In 2009, Becky married Steve McDonald, landlord of the Rovers Return. Working behind the bar has changed Becky a little, but she's still always up for a good argument (usually with Steve). 2010 has seen Becky's softer side brought out as she and Steve try for a baby.
Remembered for: Her short temper and defensiveness. Working with Roy in the cafe. Her stormy marriage to Steve.
Played by: Katherine Kelly

17. Stan Ogden

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#17: Stan Ogden

First appeared: 29th June 1964
last appeared: 7th March 1984
Profile: Stan Ogden - uncouth, unmotivated, and largely unmoving. And yet, to Hilda, he was the every woman's dream man. Once their children Irma and Trevor had left home, Stan and Hilda only had to provide for themselves, but Stan had a bad back and his periods of employment were few and far between. His time was divided between sitting in his chair at No.13 and "supping" at the Rovers Return, indulging in his favourite pasttime of drinking beer. Not to say that Hilda waited on him hand and foot - she was constantly on at him for his laziness and bemoaning his satisfaction with their rotten lives. Health problems forced him to retire in 1983, and he died in hospital a year later.
Remembered for: Being henpecked by Hilda. His love of beer. Being lax from the neck up and relax from the neck down.
Played by: Bernard Youens

16. Annie Walker

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#16: Annie Walker

First appeared: 9th December 1960
Last appeared: 12th October 1983
Profile: Annie Walker didn't look like an obvious candidate for a landlady of a backstreet pub. Formerly Anne Beaumont, of the Clitheroe Beaumonts, Annie considered herself a highly intelligent and talented woman of good breeding, even though she only ever held low-paid jobs before taking on the Rovers with husband Jack in 1937, no different from the riffraff she poured pints. As the Walkers had settled for a life in the Rovers to raise their two children, Annie compensated by concentrating on climbing the social ladder, while remaining the perfect landlady behind the bar - although her staff and customers soon grew weary of her high opinion of herself and her social pretensions.
Remembered for: Lording it over Jack and her staff. Her snobbishness. Her rivalry with Nellie Harvey.
Played by: Doris Speed

15. Roy Cropper

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#15: Roy Cropper

First appeared: 19th July 1995
Profile: In 1995, Roy Cropper was a nervous eccentric whose strange manner worried Deirdre Rachid, his neighbour at the Crimea Street flats. But Roy wasn't dangerous - in fact, he probably wouldn't harm a fly. Something of an anorak, with an interest in trains, Roy has a literal, overanalytical mind which can make him seem simple, when in fact he is very intelligent. For thirteen years he has run Roy's Rolls, his cafe in Rosamund Street and later Victoria Street. Neighbours know him as a pillar of the community; an incessantly honest man whose marriage to Hayley is perhaps the strongest of any married couple in the Street.
Remembered for: His partnership with Hayley. His shy, awkward manner. His beige anorak and shopping bag.
Played by: David Neilson

14. Jack Duckworth

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#14: Jack Duckworth

First appeared: 28th November 1979
Last appeared: 8th November 2010
Profile: Jack Duckworth served his time; as the long-suffering husband of Vera for fifty years, and the whipping boy at the Rovers Return for ten years during his turn as cellarman. Work for Jack was bliss as it meant an escape from battleaxe Vera, money he could use to put on a bet, and maybe the opportunity to play away. But Vera was no fool and she rumbled all of his schemes eventually. In spite of the constant arguments, Jack and Vera did love each other and they faced together many hurdles thrown at them in their later years, most of which involved their son Terry and his heartless attempts to abuse Vera's goodwill (Jack having long since given up on him).
Remembered for: Wearing a plaster on his glasses. Joining a dating agency as "Vince St. Clair" and getting found out by Vera. Dragging up for a bowls tournament.
Played by: William Tarmey

13. Hayley Cropper

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#13: Hayley Cropper

First appeared: 26th January 1998
Profile: Hayley Patterson arrived in Weatherfield in 1998 and quickly formed a friendship with Roy Cropper. They were perfect for each other, both somewhat eccentric, with Hayley's revelation that she was a transsexual not mattering to Roy at all once the initial shock wore off. But Hayley isn't defined by her past - she is a cheerful, honest, caring person who has many friends in Coronation Street. However, it has meant that Hayley and Roy can't have children and until recently couldn't have a legal union, and she occasionally has her past dredged up, by they from bigots, old family members or people out to hurt her. She and Roy have suffered much heartbreak but they always come out of crises stronger than ever.
Remembered for: Being such an all-round nice person. Standing up to those who don't accept her. Her red coat.
Played by: Julie Hesmondhalgh

12. Norris Cole

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#12: Norris Cole

First appeared: 11th March 1994
Profile: At their first meeting in 1994, Norris Cole and Derek Wilton had much in common - both dithering men who were down on their luck - but Norris soon became a thorn in Derek's side and by 1997 he was Derek's boss and had married his ex-wife Angela Hawthorne. Norris's longer stint in the Street began in 1999 when he started work as Rita Sullivan's assistant at newsagent the Kabin, soon to move into No.3 as Emily Bishop's lodger. Now the owner of the Kabin, Norris is known as a somewhat irritating, nosy man and persistent gossip, who always happens to be at the scene of a row, ready to pass the news on.
Remembered for: Working with Rita at the Kabin. Sticking his nose in. His "relationship" with Mary.
Played by: Malcolm Hebden

11. Ena Sharples

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#11: Ena Sharples

First appeared: 9th December 1960
Last appeared: 2nd April 1980
Profile: Hard as nails Ena Sharples was the ringleader of a trio of gossiping pensioners in the early 1960s. Minnie Caldwell and Martha Longhurst were her cronies, although they tended to annoy each other more than they agreed on anything. A religious woman, Ena had turned to the church after the death of her husband and son in the Depression and worked as caretaker at the Glad Tidings Mission Hall. She had strongly held views and took dim view of people like Elsie Tanner, but fool anyone who got into an argument with Ena, as they'd get shouted down at breakneck speed, Ena retaining the energy of her youth even into old age.
Remembered for: Drinking milk stout in the Snug. Locking horns with Elsie. Wearing a hairnet.
Played by: Violet Carson

10. Bet Lynch

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#10: Bet Lynch

First appeared: 25th May 1966
Last appeared: 30th November 2003
Profile: Bet Lynch was taken on at the Rovers Return in 1970 when Annie Walker asked son Billy to find a new barmaid. Brassy Bet wasn't what she had in mind - Annie thought she lowered the tone as she encouraged male attention, but gave her a chance. Fifteen years later, Bet was the landlord, a position she held until 1995, sometimes in conjunction with husband Alec Gilroy. Over time, Bet became synonymous with the Rovers; her flamboyant style of dress and manner hard to imagine in any environment other than behind a bar. But Bet was never much of a businesswoman and she left Weatherfield when brewery Newton & Ridley wanted someone to buy the pub.
Remembered for: Landlady of the Rovers, cock. Leopard print clothes and beehive hairstyle. Her 2002 comeback.
Played by: Julie Goodyear

9. Elsie Tanner

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#9: Elsie Tanner

First appeared: 9th December 1960
Last appeared: 4th January 1984
Profile: Elsie Tanner was a survivor. Her first marriage left her with two children to bring up alone, and she was branded a scarlet woman as her boyfriends were always coming in and out of No.11 Coronation Street during and after the war. But Elsie got older and still she always seemed to attract the wrong fellas - her most successful relationship was with Len Fairclough but she wanted to keep him as a friend so that she could have one man to rely on. Her life wasn't made easier by the likes of gossiping Ena Sharples, but Elsie thrived on a good argument and could put Ena in her place. Two more marriages followed before Elsie left the Street in 1984 to open a wine bar in Portugal with old flame Bill Gregory.
Remembered for: Her fiery hair and fiery temper. Her affairs, husbands and heartbreaks. Her wars with Ena.
Played by: Patricia Phoenix

8. Betty Williams

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#8: Betty Williams

First appeared: 2nd June 1969
Profile: Betty Turpin arrived in Coronation Street in 1969 with her policeman husband Cyril. Her link to the Street was her sister Maggie Clegg, who owned the Corner Shop until 1976. Betty and Maggie share a unique bond in that Maggie raised Betty's illegitimate son Gordon as her own, although since Gordon found out the truth in 1975 he has looked upon Betty as his mother. Betty doesn't live in the Street but has worked as a barmaid at the Rovers Return almost since her arrival, working alongside countless landlords and barmaids, with the team of Betty and Bet Lynch under landlady Annie Walker proving to be especially successful. Betty wins respect for her longevity but also because she doesn't suffer fools gladly, and tells it as it is.
Remembered for: Betty's hotpot. Being around forever. Getting sacked and then reinstated every couple of years.
Played by: Betty Driver

7. Rita Sullivan

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#7: Rita Sullivan

First appeared: 2nd December 1964
Profile: Club singer Rita Littlewood crossed paths with Dennis Tanner, Ken Barlow and Alec Gilroy before meeting Len Fairclough and becoming a familiar presence in Coronation Street in 1972. Len thought of Rita as a bit of stuff but she played him as much as he played her. In the years following Len's death, Rita has been cautious about falling for other men but her sympathetic yet down-to-Earth manner has made her something of a confidante to the younger Street residents. Her biggest association with the Street has been newsagent the Kabin, where Rita suffered the eccentric excesses of her assistant Mavis Riley for 25 years, and currently works alongside Norris Cole.
Remembered for: Working at the Kabin since forever. Playing the straight man to Mavis and Norris. Leading Alan Bradley into the path of a tram.
Played by: Barbara Knox

6. Fred Elliott

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#6; Fred Elliott

First appeared: 29th August 1994
Last appeared: 11th October 2006
Profile: Fred Elliott, with his bald head and booming voice, looked at home behind the counter of his Butcher Shop in Victoria Street. There, he he was king of his own empire, and mentor to his assistant and son Ashley Peacock. A greater challenge to Fred was women - but dying on his fourth wedding day, no one could say he was the giving up type, certainly no woman who had been pursued by him. Fred bought the Rovers Return for his third wife Eve and remained landlord after she turned out to be a bigamist. Perhaps his greatest love (aside from the shop) was Audrey Roberts, but they never made it down the altar as she was still loyal to her late husband Alf. Fred died in 2006.
Remembered for: Repeating, I say repeating himself. Revealing to Ashley that he was his father. Lots of proposals and short-lived marriages.
Played by: John Savident

5. Mavis Wilton

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#5: Mavis Wilton

First appeared: 11th August 1971
Last appeared: 10th October 1997
Profile: Mavis Riley was given a job as assistant at the Kabin in 1973 when Rita Littlewood was impressed with her overcoming her obvious shyness. Dithering, dowdy, and easily flustered, Mavis was the opposite of Rita but had a steely determination to do what needed to be done instead of retreating or letting Rita's protective side take over. Thought destined for spinsterhood, Mavis nevertheless had her share of suitors, and even had Victor Pendlebury and Derek Wilton battling for her attentions, with Derek emerging as the winner. Mavis and Derek lived happily at No.4 until Derek's death in 1997 and Mavis, unable to go on living in the same house alone, moved to the Lake District to run a B&B.
Remembered for: I don't really know. Tying the knot with Derek on the second attempt. Trying Rita's patience for 24 years.
Played by: Thelma Barlow<

4. Sophie Webster

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#4: Sophie Webster

First appeared: 4th November 1994
Profile: Sophie Webster was born in 1994, four years after her sister Rosie. The sisters were close but as Rosie went off the rails, Sophie faded into the background as Kevin and Sally put all their efforts into sorting Rosie out. Sophie grew into a more down-to-Earth girl than her sister, although she was somewhat jealous of the attention she got. Sophie was generally more thoughtful and respectful than Rosie, and in 2009 started going to church even though her family didn't. Her life took an unexpected turn in 2010 when she fell in love with her friend Sian Powers and they began a relationship. When it was discovered, Sophie came out to her parents and they supported her.
Remembered for: Being the youngest Webster. Her sarcastic mocking of Rosie. Falling for her best friend.
Played by: Ashleigh Middleton, Emma Woodward, Brooke Vincent

3. Hilda Ogden

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#3: Hilda Ogden

First appeared: 8th July 1964
Last appeared: 25th December 1987
Profile: Hilda Ogden first walked the cobbles in 1964, and Coronation Street was never the same again. As Weatherfield's resident gossip, Hilda was the first to know everything as she held down jobs as a cleaner at just about everywhere, and revelled in spreading the word herself. But Hilda had few pleasures in life and everything for Hilda and layabout husband Stan seemed to turn to disappointment. Hilda blamed Stan and was constantly on at him for not having enough go about him (while making out in public that he was the perfect husband). Three years after Stan's death, Hilda left the Street to take a job as Dr. Lowther's housekeeper in Derbyshire.
Remembered for: Hair curlers and headscarf. Her "muriel". Her warbling singing voice.
Played by: Jean Alexander

2. Vera Duckworth

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#2: Vera Duckworth

First appeared: 19th August 1974
Last appeared: 18th January 2008
Profile: The residents knew Vera Duckworth as the outspoken, belligerent woman from Baldwin's Casuals, who could start an argument in an empty room. They were horrified when in 1983 the Duckworths moved into No.9 en masse - Vera and her long-suffering husband Jack (although some would say they suffered each other) and their mischievous son Terry. Jack and Vera were always down on their luck and playing away but their marriage lasted longer than any other in the Street, as despite many of their problems being caused by one or the other, Jack and Vera faced any outside crisis together. Vera's proudest moment was when she became landlady of the Rovers Return. She died in 2008.
Remembered for: Giving Jack a hard time. Stone cladding. Standing by "our Terry" until the bitter end.
Played by: Elizabeth Dawn

1. Blanche Hunt

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#1: Blanche Hunt

First appeared: 19th August 1974
Last appeared: 11th December 2009
Profile: Most people mellow as they get older, but Blanche Hunt went the other way. She once told Ken Barlow to enjoy other people's misfortunes or he would have a very unhappy old age - a typical example of Blanche's brutal honesty. Blanche never held back; if something needed saying, she would say it. Her most damning words were usually directed at daughter Deirdre and husband Ken, with whom she who lived from their reconciliation in 1999 until her death in 2010, but she wasn't being hurtful for the sake of it - Blanche just didn't believe in wrapping people up in cotton wool. It was only the blunt way her comments came out that made her seem unfeeling.
Remembered for: Being Deirdre's acerbic mother. Her cutting put-downs. Showing the Barlows up at the AA meeting.

Played by: Patricia Cutts (1974), Maggie Jones (1974-2009)

Full 200

# Name Votes  %
1Blanche Hunt13490.9
2Vera Duckworth13781.75
3Hilda Ogden11081.27
4Sophie Webster18079
5Mavis Wilton10376.5
6Fred Elliott13076.15
7Rita Sullivan16975.74
8Betty Williams16475.61
9Elsie Tanner9775.36
10Bet Lynch11674.91
11Ena Sharples9274.78
12Norris Cole18074.78
13Hayley Cropper18374.26
14Jack Duckworth17273.84
15Roy Cropper18373.83
16Annie Walker9073.56
17Stan Ogden9873.27
18Becky McDonald17272.91
19Graeme Proctor17172.57
20Raquel Watts11172.43
21Mike Baldwin15372.42
22Eileen Grimshaw16972.31
23Emily Bishop18372.08
24Alma Halliwell11972.02
25Steve McDonald17271.45
26Richard Hillman12170.66
27Karen McDonald12369.76
28Alf Roberts12368.4
29Leanne Battersby18367.81
30Ken Barlow18667.63
31Audrey Roberts16867.44
32Curly Watts11667.41
33Sian Powers17567.26
34Deirdre Barlow18467.07
35Simon Barlow18466.96
36Carla Connor17966.54
37Sally Webster16966.27
38Alec Gilroy10965.87
39Phyllis Pearce9965.76
40Kevin Webster16765.27
41Jim McDonald12665.16
42Albert Tatlock8865.11
43David Platt16364.79
44Eddie Yeats9364.62
45Shelley Unwin11164.32
46Peter Barlow18463.53
47Liz McDonald16763.35
48Rosie Webster17163.16
49Minnie Caldwell10362.72
50Tony Gordon16962.43
51Chesney Brown18361.97
52Percy Sugden10261.96
53Anna Windass16061.81
54Derek Wilton9761.75
55Todd Grimshaw13261.74
56Gail McIntyre17061.71
57Maud Grimes9661.56
58Tina McIntyre17161.05
59Maria Connor18160.88
60Toyah Battersby13460.75
61Liam Connor12960.47
62Jack Walker8160.37
63Spider Nugent11460.35
64Reg Holdsworth10759.91
65Janice Battersby18159.78
66Jason Grimshaw16959.76
67Charlie Stubbs12259.75
68Fiz Stape16959.59
69Cilla Battersby-Brown14059.07
70Maureen Webster9059
71Martha Longhurst8358.92
72Danny Baldwin15558.32
73Amber Kalirai10558.29
74Frankie Baldwin15357.71
75Tyrone Dobbs17257.27
76Des Barnes12057.25
77Sarah Platt13256.97
78Alan Bradley11556.96
79Tracy Barlow18256.59
80Lloyd Mullaney16856.55
81Gary Windass15756.5
82Len Fairclough9856.43
83Sunita Alahan18856.22
84Terry Duckworth12156.12
85Ivy Brennan11755.9
86Ciaran McCarthy16655.84
87Martin Platt12055.58
88Andy McDonald11955.55
89Ashley Peacock16655.54
90Dennis Tanner7855.13
91Ray Langton9454.89
92Natalie Barnes12554.64
93Mary Taylor16454.63
94Maxine Peacock11654.48
95Billy Walker8354.46
96Linda Baldwin14754.29
97Leonard Swindley8054.25
98Julie Carp17254.01
99Gary Mallett9953.94
100Kirk Sutherland16753.83
101Bill Webster16453.72
102Denise Osbourne9953.64
103Claire Peacock16753.59
104Maya Sharma10153.47
105Jamie Baldwin15353.46
106Valerie Barlow9953.43
107Judy Mallett9953.33
108Angela Harris11553.22
109Jez Quigley10753.08
110Craig Harris12053
111Violet Wilson11052.91
112Jed Stone10652.45
113Tanya Pooley9252.17
114Ernest Bishop10152.08
115Pam Hobsworth16052.06
116Irma Barlow10051.8
117Bev Unwin10651.7
118Eddie Windass15551.61
119Archie Shuttleworth16051.44
120Fred Gee9451.38
121Les Battersby14051.36
122Ted Page15951.26
123Emma Watts10351.17
124Michelle Connor18250.6
125Renee Roberts8550.59
126Candice Stowe10850.46
127Suzie Birchall10250.1
128Katy Harris11650.09
129Maggie Cooke8350
130Angie Freeman9149.56
131Brian Tilsley9149.23
132Darryl Morton10949.17
133Fiona Middleton9849.08
134Sean Tully17049
135Ida Clough9448.72
136Bert Tilsley8448.1
137Teresa Bryant16648.07
138Lucille Hewitt8347.95
139Vernon Tomlin10247.65
140Jerry Morton10947.61
141Jerry Booth10047.2
142Don Brennan11447.02
143Kelly Crabtree17546.97
144Jenny Bradley11146.94
145Steph Barnes11149.94
146Florrie Lindley7946.84
147Eunice Gee8646.74
148Tommy Harris11546.7
149Trevor Dean16846.43
150Concepta Regan7945.95
151Vikram Desai10945.87
152Gloria Todd8345.42
153Duggie Ferguson10045.4
154Tina Fowler8245.37
155Vicky McDonald9945.35
156Harry Hewitt7545.33
157Dev Alahan18945.29
158Esther Hayes7845.13
159Linda Cheveski9845.1
160Luke Strong11144.59
161David Barlow11744.36
162Susan Barlow11044.18
163Gordon Clegg8944.16
164Alan Howard7944.05
165Christine Appleby11943.95
166Adam Barlow14943.89
167Tricia Armstrong12543.52
168Izzy Armstrong17443.51
169Harry Flagg9543.47
170Ida Barlow9843.47
171Doreen Lostock7843.21
172Frank Barlow9943.13
173Sharon Bentley10742.9
174Nick Tilsley16342.82
175Geena Gregory9642.81
176Mark Redman8842.39
177Sheila Crossley7942.28
178Tricia Hopkins8842.21
179Ivan Cheveski9342.15
180Alison Webster8942.13
181Janet Barlow9641.77
182Dave Smith7841.67
183Debbie Webster7841.67
184John Stape16841.31
185Dot Greenhalgh7941.14
186Jackie Dobbs16440.98
187Samantha Failsworth9040.44
188Diggory Compton11239.91
189Molly Dobbs17339.88
190Shirley Armitage11939.66
191Norma Ford7838.97
192Matt Ramsden9938.89
193Dickie Fleming8037.13
194Bernard Butler9136.92
195Audrey Fleming8036.88
196Owen Armstrong16536.85
197Ryan Connor18235.93
198Sandra Butler9135.49
199Jesse Chadwick16834.17
200Joe McIntyre16833.93

Other questions

Top three current characters

# Name Votes  %
1Sophie Webster5412.08
2Sian Powers449.84
3Steve McDonald337.38
4Becky McDonald316.94
5Graeme Proctor265.82
6Rosie Webster245.37
7Rita Sullivan224.92
8Norris Cole184.03
8Roy Cropper184.03
8Carla Connor184.03
Others15935.57

Top three all-time favourite characters

# Name Votes  %
1Sophie Webster368.49
2Blanche Hunt348.02
3Sian Powers337.78
4Hilda Ogden204.72
5Bet Lynch163.77
6Elsie Tanner153.54
7Vera Duckworth143.3
7Ena Sharples143.3
9Annie Walker133.07
9Rosie Webster133.07
9Karen McDonald133.07
Others21650.94

Top three funniest characters

# Name Votes  %
1Blanche Hunt6615.68
2Graeme Proctor5212.35
3Norris Cole5112.11
4Sophie Webster245.7
5Hilda Ogden174.04
5Rosie Webster174.04
5Steve McDonald174.04
8Mary Taylor143.33
9Fred Elliott122.85
10Reg Holdsworth112.61
10Becky McDonald112.61
Others12930.64

Favourite villain

# Name Votes  %
1Richard Hillman4836.36
2Tony Gordon3325
3Alan Bradley1410.61
4Maya Sharma75.3
5Charlie Stubbs53.79
Others2518.94

Top three sexiest males

# Name Votes  %
1Ryan Thomas5116.72
2Rob James-Collier3812.46
3Keith Duffy278.85
4Ben Price227.21
5Gray O'Brien144.59
6Chris Gascoyne134.26
7Simon Gregson113.61
8Jack P. Shepherd103.28
9Ben Thompson82.62
9Steve Jackson82.62
Others10333.77

Top three sexiest females

# Name Votes  %
1Sacha Parkinson4913.24
2Brooke Vincent4712.7
3Michelle Keegan4612.43
4Alison King338.92
5Helen Flanagan246.49
6Samia Smith215.68
7Kym Marsh205.41
8Katherine Kelly133.51
9Jane Danson112.97
9Suranne Jones112.97
Others9525.68

Top three most wanted returns

# Name Votes  %
1Hilda Ogden319.31
2Bet Lynch267.81
3Karen McDonald247.21
4Mavis Wilton206.01
5Curly Watts195.71
6Sarah Platt113.3
6Danny Baldwin113.3
8Raquel Watts92.7
8Shelley Unwin92.7
10Todd Grimshaw82.4
10Tony Gordon82.4
Others15747.15

Favourite family

# Name Votes  %
1The Websters4533.83
2The Barlows3425.56
3The McDonalds129.02
3The Platts129.02
5The Duckworths64.51
5The Ogdens64.51
Others1813.53

Favourite Rovers landlord

# Name Votes  %
1Bet Lynch3828.79
2Liz McDonald3123.48
3Annie Walker2720.45
4Alec Gilroy64.55
4Vera Duckworth64.55
Others2418.18

Favourite Rovers barmaid

# Name Votes  %
1Betty Williams2519.53
1Becky McDonald2519.53
3Michelle Connor2015.63
4Bet Lynch1713.28
4Raquel Watts1713.28
Others2418.75

Partnerships: Favourite young couple

# Name Votes  %
1Sophie Webster and Sian Powers6147.29
2Graeme Proctor and Tina McIntyre2217.05
3Steve and Becky McDonald96.98
4Peter Barlow and Leanne Battersby53.88
5John and Fiz Stape43.1
Others2821.71

Partnerships: Favourite older couple

# Name Votes  %
1Jack and Vera Duckworth2621.14
2Roy and Hayley Cropper2217.89
3Ken and Deirdre Barlow1915.45
4Steve and Becky McDonald108.13
5Stan and Hilda Ogden86.5
5Kevin and Sally Webster86.5
Others3024.39

Partnerships: Favourite workplace relationship

# Name Votes  %
1Rita Sullivan and Norris Cole2220
2Street Cars staff1816.36
3Rita Fairclough and Mavis Riley1110
4Roy Cropper and cafe staff65.45
5Annie Walker and Rovers staff54.55
Others4843.64

Partnerships: Favourite siblings

# Name Votes  %
1Rosie and Sophie Webster6657.39
2Steve and Andy McDonald1210.43
3Fiz and Chesney Brown108.7
4Sarah and David Platt32.61
4Nick Tilsley and David Platt32.61
4Leanne and Toyah Battersby32.61
4Linda Cheveski and Dennis Tanner32.61
4Jason and Todd Grimshaw32.61
Others1210.43

Partnerships: Favourite mother and daughter

# Name Votes  %
1Blanche Hunt and Deirdre Barlow2826.92
2Audrey Roberts and Gail Platt2423.08
3Sally and Sophie Webster1615.38
4Deirdre and Tracy Barlow87.69
5Gail and Sarah Platt54.81
Others2322.12

Partnerships: Favourite father and son

# Name Votes  %
1Peter and Simon Barlow3030.3
2Ken and Peter Barlow2828.28
3Fred Elliott and Ashley Peacock99.09
4Jim and Steve McDonald77.07
5Jack and Terry Duckworth55.05
5Bill and Kevin Webster55.05
Others1515.15

Partnerships: Favourite friendship

# Name Votes  %
1Sophie Webster and Sian Powers2320.35
2Becky McDonald and Roy and Hayley Cropper1412.39
3Rita, Emily and Norris1210.62
4Steve McDonald and Lloyd Mullaney87.08
5Rita Fairclough and Mavis Riley76.19
Others4943.36

Partnerships: Favourite rivalry

# Name Votes  %
1Ken Barlow and Mike Baldwin3029.41
2Gail Platt and Eileen Grimshaw1716.67
3Elsie Tanner and Ena Sharples65.88
4David Platt and Gary Windass54.9
Others4544.12

Storylines: Most memorable storyline

# Name Votes  %
1Richard Hillman's murders3835.51
2Sophie and Sian's relationship2220.56
3Alan Bradley terrorises Rita76.54
4Rovers fire43.74
4Sarah Louise's teenage pregnancy43.74
4Deirdre in prison43.74
Others2826.17

Storylines: Top three favourite storylines

# Name Votes  %
1Richard Hillman's murders4314.73
2Sophie and Sian's relationship3110.62
3Tony Gordon's downfall217.19
4Maya Sharma's revenge134.45
5Deirdre in prison103.42
6Todd Grimshaw's affair with Karl Foster93.08
7Ken/Deirdre/Mike love triangle82.74
7Alan Bradley terrorises Rita82.74
9Amy Barlow's paternity72.4
9Sarah Louise's teenage pregnancy72.4
Others13546.23

Storylines: Favourite exit

# Name Votes  %
1Hilda Ogden1515.31
2Richard Hillman1111.22
2Tony Gordon1111.22
4Elsie Tanner1010.2
5Vera Duckworth77.14
Others4444.9

Storylines: Favourite wedding

# Name Votes  %
1Roy and Hayley Cropper4137.27
2Steve and Karen McDonald2018.18
3Steve and Becky McDonald98.18
4Alec and Bet Gilroy54.55
5Tony and Carla Gordon43.64
Others3128.18

Storylines: Favourite stunt or disaster

# Name Votes  %
1Tony's factory siege2628.57
2Maya Sharma's revenge1718.68
3Richard tries to drown the Platts1314.29
4Rovers fire1010.99
5Alan is hit by a tram66.59
Others1920.88

Storylines: Favourite comedy moment

# Name Votes  %
1Barlows at the AA meeting1415.38
2Blanche's one-liners1213.19
3Reg and the waterbed1010.99
4Roy and Hayley Cropper's second wedding55.49
5Bet and Betty are stranded in the lake33.3
5Les and Cilla's bath crashes down33.3
Others4448.35

Storylines: Favourite affair

# Name Votes  %
1Deirdre and Mike1820.22
2Sophie and Sian1719.1
3Liam and Carla1011.24
4Kevin and Molly55.62
5Curly and Raquel44.49
Others3539.33
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