June Whitfield To Guest On Coronation Street

March 5, 2010 by  
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Coronation Street bosses have revealed that June Whitfield will be making a guest appearance in the soap to explain the death of show favourite, Blanche Hunt.

The veteran actress, who is famous for her role in Absolutely Fabulous among other things, will play May, a friend of Blanche’s with whom she was staying in Portugal when she died.

The former Terry and June star, arrives in Weatherfield for two episodes to attend the funeral – and has to tell long-suffering Deirdre Barlow how her mum died.

A show source told The Sun: “Blanche was her favourite character and she loved her hilarious put-downs. She is really pleased to be involved in such a big storyline and bosses are sure she’ll be perfect for the part.”

Meanwhile, a Corrie stage production which crams the most popular storylines from the show’s history into a two hour play, is set to start trouring the country this summer.

Old characters like Ena Sharples, Hilda Ogden and Bet Lynch will feature in Coronation Street Abridged Live! but no members of the TV cast are taking part.