Tanya Pooley was a barmaid working at The Queens, where Liz McDonald was manageress for a time. She had rather a spiteful nature and could say hurtful things. She later reappeared as a barmaid in the Rovers and quickly became Raquel Wolstenhulme's enemy by setting her up with a fake modelling date which left Raquel standing alone in a deserted fruit and vegetable market for ages before realising it was a cruel joke.
Tanya was having an affair with Des Barnes' boss, Alex Christie, a married man, but she was dissatisfied. Taking the flat above Jim's Cafe, she also conducted a three-month affair with Des while he was going out with Raquel. Once she had ruined their relationship, she set her sights on trucker Charlie Whelan, who was Bet Lynch's man, and finally ran off with him, leaving Bet devastated.
First and last lines
"Come on. No point staying where we're not wanted." (Final line, to Charlie Whelan)