Rosie Webster has grown from schoolgirl to sulky goth to glamour girl. And she’s even starred in her own online spin-off show! As she leaves the cobbles, let’s take a look back at some of our favourite Rosie Webster moments on Coronation Street.
Here are the first five:
Making an entrance
She sure knows how to make an entrance, does Rosie. Born in the back of Don Brennan’s taxi on Christmas Eve 1990 when mum Sally went into labour on the way to hospital. Baby Webster was born before the cab reached the hospital and was named Rosie because she was born on Rosamund Street. We can only be grateful it wasn’t Balaclava Terrace!
Rosie started attending posh private school Oakhill in 2004 with pushy mum Sally encouraging Rosie to better herself. With Oakhill’s expensive fees to pay, Sally started a new job as PA to car salesman Ian Davenport and then embarked on an affair with her new boss. Rosie discovered the affair when she found a condom in Sally’s handbag and blackmailed her mum.
Teenage Rosie sulked for all she was worth, transforming herself into Coronation Street’s first Goth and losing her virginity to Craig Harris. Craig was Rosie’s first love and she was heartbroken when he left her at a Paris train station to start his new life in Berlin.
When she quit Oakhill, Rosie found herself a job as Carla Connor’s PA at Underworld. Sally wasn’t happy when she found that that her daughter’s new job at the knicker factory meant that she’d be Sally’s boss. Meanwhile, Rosie loved lording it over the factory girls.
The Stape Affair
In 2007, Rosie had an affair with schoolteacher John Stape, who was already going out with Fiz. Fiz guessed that John was seeing someone else when he mistakenly gave her a tiny pair of frilly undies as a Christmas gift. Convinced it was Sally that John was having a fling with, Fiz stormed to the Websters’ on Christmas Day where a confused Rosie was unwrapping her Christmas present from John – a big, comfy pair of pyjamas – John had got the presents mixed up! But it was the wrong Webster woman that Fiz lost her temper with. And when it was revealed that it was Rosie, not Sally, having an affair with the schoolteacher, Kevin attacked John on the cobbles.
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