Coronation Street reveals first look at legends Bill Roache and Barbara Knox’s return to filming


FIRST look at Corrie legends Bill Roache and Barbara Knox as they return to filming on the Cobbles.

The two actors, who play Ken Barlow and Rita Sullivan, have been away from the soap due to coronavirus restrictions but will be back in time for the 60th anniversary in December.

Rita and Ken were seen on the Cobbles filming for the soap – yay!

Uploaded to the official Instagram account, the photo shows the actors spaced two metres apart getting ready to film a scene.

Dressed warmly for the cold October weather, the two veteran actors appeared in good spirits.

Actress Sally Ann Matthews, who plays Jenny Bradley, said of the return: “I was really thrilled to see Barbara back. I saw her at the top of the stairs and we had a 2m virtual hug.

“I told her so many people were asking about her on Twitter and she was surprised. ‘Are there strangers asking about me?’ She was thrilled. There are people I haven’t seen in so long.”


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