Myrtle Cole (née Hargreaves) was the first wife of Norris Cole. In March 1994, Norris befriended a stranded Derek Wilton at a motorway service station and gave him a lift back home to 4 Coronation Street. After heeding Derek's advice, Norris subsequently left his wife and moved in with Derek and his wife Mavis. Norris divorced Myrtle, and married Angela Hawthorne in December 1995.
Norris mentioned Myrtle in March 2015, stating that she had seduced him with her milk puddings.