A decade older than her siblings Darryl, Mel, Kayleigh and Finlay, Jodie fell into the role of surrogate mother, in addition to running Jerry's Takeaway for her father. After ten months in the street, she got sick of being taken for granted and left for London.
Jodie and her paternal grandfather, Wilfred, arrived on Coronation Street in January 2007, to ask Charlie Stubbs why the refit on the old Comptons premises was taking so long. She found out that Charlie had been murdered, and asked Jason Grimshaw to continue with the refit. She also called Dev Alahan "cheesy" when he attempted to flirt with her. Jodie enjoyed recurring brawls with rival chippy employee, Cilla Battersby-Brown. Cilla said that Jodie had the body of her father Jerry and the face of 'Jabba The Hutt'. Cilla also called an exterminator and lied that "Jerry's Kebabs" was infested with rats. Jodie then retaliated by calling Cilla a liar and a 'fat face cow'. As part of the ongoing feud, Jodie took Chesney's beloved pet dog Schmeichel and kept him in the family's garden shed later letting him go. Jodie had a brief romance with Lloyd Mullaney.
Jodie was the first of the fairly large Morton family to debut on Coronation Street in January 2007. She was, however, the first (aside from Wilf Morton, a more recurring character who made just 22 appearances) to leave, departing the programme after just ten months that November.
First and last lines
"Won't be long." (First line, to grandfather Wilf)
"I will!" (Final line, to father Jerry)