BEST of British COUGAR FOR CORRIE
A “cougar” lawyer is arriving shortly in Coronation Street’s Weatherfield in a bid to sweep a love-starved Sophie Webster off her feet, much to Sophie’s mum Sally’s chagrin. STIRLING GALLACHER, who recently appeared as the Mayor of Walford on East Enders, is playing the role. In other Corrie news, MATT MILBURN is returning for another guest stint as footballer Tommy Orpington. Last seen in 2016 hiring Michelle as his wedding planner, Weatherfield County FC player Tommy will reappear later this year to help eightyear-old player Jack Webster cope with a life-changing foot amputation. And for fans wondering why cantankerous Norris Cole is yet to reappear on the cobbles after an extended absence, it’s because his alter ego MALCOLM HEBDEN is recovering from a massive heart attack and “groundbreaking” surgery. “Most of December I was in an induced coma, in the care of these brilliant, wonderful people at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Fortunately I didn’t realise how bad it was; I was dying. The cardiac team simply saved my life,” he says. Get well real soon!