As we prepare to say an on-screen goodbye to Betty Williams, we can confirm that actor Bill Kenwright has been approached to reprise his role as her son.
Betty Driver, the actress who played Betty the much-loved barmaid, sadly died last year aged 91 and plans are in place to give her and her character a fitting on-air goodbye.
Watch the clip to see what This Morning's Sharon Marshall had to say about Bill's potential return and Betty's on-screen farewell.
Bill first appeared as Gordon in 1968, and viewers learnt he had been adopted by Betty's sister Maggie Clegg and husband Les, who had raised him as their own, with Gordon only discovering that Betty was his mother in 1975. The character was last seen on screen in 2004.
Corrie Producer Phil Collinson said: "Betty's funeral will be shown in April and the scenes will be a treat for fans as they will be a celebration of what the Street does best. We will be paying tribute to Betty but behind the scenes will be the revelation of a secret she has kept hidden. I cannot tell you what it is but is a secret that Betty has taken to the grave with her and I can promise you that fans will be surprised. There is no love child or anything like that. The secret has something to do with the show’s history but I am saying no more."
Coronation Street writer Damon Rochefort remembers the first time he met the late Betty Driver and pays tribute to the legendary star
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