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| character name = Reg Holdsworth
 
| character name = Reg Holdsworth
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| image = [[File:Reg_holdsworth_1993.jpg|200px]]
 
| occupation = Retail manager
 
| occupation = Retail manager
 
| born = [[14th March]] [[1942]]
 
| born = [[14th March]] [[1942]]
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| mother =
 
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| sibling(s) =
 
| sibling(s) =
| spouse(s) = [[Veronica Holdsworth|Veronica Hardback]] (1989) <br> [[Maureen Webster|Maureen Naylor]] (1994)
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| spouse(s) = [[Veronica Holdsworth|Veronica Hardback]] (1989) <br> [[Maureen Naylor]] (1994)
 
| children =
 
| children =
 
| first appearance = [[Episode 2983 (25th October 1989)|25th October 1989]]
 
| first appearance = [[Episode 2983 (25th October 1989)|25th October 1989]]
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'''Reg Holdsworth''' was the manager of [[Bettabuys]] and always thought of himself as the ladies man.
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'''Reginald "Reg" Holdsworth''' was the manager of [[Bettabuys]] and [[Firman's Freezers]] to [[Curly Watts]]' assistant manager from [[1989]] to [[1995]]. Reg had an inflated opinion of himself, both professionally and personally. Eccentric, pompous and vain, Reg had an eye for the ladies but his ostentatious personality was enough to put off any sane woman.
   
==Biography==
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Reg's first wife was [[Veronica Holdsworth|Veronica]] but his one true love (other than himself) was [[Maureen Naylor]], an old flame who he met again by chance in [[1993]] when she started at Bettabuys. They got married in [[1994]] although it meant putting up with Maureen's battleaxe wheelchair-bound mother [[Maud Grimes]], who hated Reg.
   
===1989-1991: Bettabuys===
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While working at Firman's, Reg owned the [[Corner Shop]] which was managed by Maureen and Maud. In [[1995]], he took the position of Chief Executive for Distribution in [[Lowestoft]] but while separated from Maureen he ran off with wages clerk [[Yvonne Bannister]].
   
Reg was married to [[Veronica Holdsworth|Veronica]], however, she off-loaded him smartly after discovering his affair with a store detective. Rather than slink off wounded into the sunset, Reg began cutting a swath through the single women of [[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street]], starting with [[Rita Fairclough]]. They attended a couple of tea dances together and stuck up a platonic friendship. But Reg wanted more than a two-step. To secure his friendship with Rita he doctored up a trolley race at the supermarket so that Rita would be the winner and, thus win her affections. He underestimated Rita's character and when she discovered the ruse, promptly showed him the door and donated the trolley race winnings to a local charity. Reg never gave up on a conquest even if there wasnt a hope. He could be found learing over his glasses in the [[Rovers]], at any female under 60 that looked like they had a pulse.
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==Biography==
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===1992-1995: Maureen Naylor===
 
 
In [[1992]], Reg recognized his old girlfriend [[Maureen Webster|Maureen Naylor]] from days long gone, stacking shelves at his own store Bettabuys. They had first met in [[Llandudno]] in [[1968]] and fell in love. Now they found themselves besotted with each other again after twenty-five years and began a new relationship. Unfortunately there was one large problem: Maureen's mother, [[Maud Grimes]]. Maud disliked Reg right from the start and wished Maureen would find someone less pompous and self-aggrandized. Reg and Maud fought from dawn until dusk but neither wavered from their love for Maureen. Poor Maureen was stuck between her love for Reg and her duty to her mother. In one of his more memorable scenes Reg, desperate to consummate the relationship, finally lured Maureen to his waterbed, whereupon it burst and deposited its watery contents to the shop below mortifying Maureen.
 
 
Reg married Maureen in [[January 1994]] and bought the [[Corner Shop]] from [[Alf Roberts]] for £68,000. Maureen managed the shop with her wheelchair-bound mother behind the till. The three lived in relative harmony - Reg as a member of the [[Square Dealers]] and Maureen as a staple in the community - until the relationship between the couple took a downward turn. Reg was posted to a Bettabuys in [[Lowestoft]], which meant a long commute for the pair. There, true to his unfaithful nature, he found yet another woman [[Yvonne Bannister]]. Reg Holdsworth left the Street and a heartbroken Maureen behind, to start a new life with Yvonne who was pregnant with his child.
 
 
===1996-2010: Later years===
 
 
Reg worked as an event planner at Tatlock Towers for former colleague [[Curly Watts]]. He got sacked due to a debacle at the event, but was rehired again by Curly. He also fancied [[Mary Taylor]], although nothing came of it.
 
   
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* In [[December 2010]], Mary Taylor received a Christmas card from Reg.
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==Other information==
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*In [[December 2010]], Mary Taylor received a Christmas card from Reg.
   
==Background Information==
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==Background information==
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*Despite leaving the series in [[1995]], Ken Morley reprised the role another couple of times, once in the late night spin-off [[Coronation Street - After Hours]] in [[1999]], then again for the special DVD spin-off in [[2010]], [[Coronation Street: A Knight's Tale]].
   
* Despite leaving the series in [[1995]], Ken Morley reprised the role another couple of times, once in the late night spin-off [[Coronation Street - After Hours]] in [[1999]], then again for the special DVD spin-off in [[2010]], [[Coronation Street: A Knight's Tale]].
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*[http://www.corrie.net/profiles/characters/holdsworth_reg.html Reg Holdsworth] at [http://www.corrie.net Corrie.net]
   
   
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Reginald "Reg" Holdsworth was the manager of Bettabuys and Firman's Freezers to Curly Watts' assistant manager from 1989 to 1995. Reg had an inflated opinion of himself, both professionally and personally. Eccentric, pompous and vain, Reg had an eye for the ladies but his ostentatious personality was enough to put off any sane woman.

Reg's first wife was Veronica but his one true love (other than himself) was Maureen Naylor, an old flame who he met again by chance in 1993 when she started at Bettabuys. They got married in 1994 although it meant putting up with Maureen's battleaxe wheelchair-bound mother Maud Grimes, who hated Reg.

While working at Firman's, Reg owned the Corner Shop which was managed by Maureen and Maud. In 1995, he took the position of Chief Executive for Distribution in Lowestoft but while separated from Maureen he ran off with wages clerk Yvonne Bannister.

Biography

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  • In December 2010, Mary Taylor received a Christmas card from Reg.

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