Shelley stands by her man
Regulars at the Rovers Return become increasingly anxious about Shelley's continued absence from the pub this week.
16:29 04 June 2005
Regulars at the Rovers Return become increasingly anxious about Shelley's continued absence from the pub this week and concerned boss Fred decides to try and gain entry to his bar manger's bedroom while her twisted boyfriend Charlie is at work.
But desperate to hide the bruises on her face, Shelley panics and gets her bully of a boyfriend to come to her rescue. After slamming Fred for disturbing his girlfriend an angry Charlie raises more eyebrows when he fits new locks to Shelley's bedroom door.
Convinced that Shelley really needs rescuing from herself as well as her tormenting lover, Shelley's mother Bev (Susie Blake) makes a welcome return to Coronation Street after a worried Deidre intervenes.
After pushing past Charlie and gaining entry to Shelley's room, Bev is stunned to catch sight of her daughter's bruised eye and convinced her spiteful boyfriend is to blame, she begs her to leave the bully boy builder.
But Shelley, determined to stand by her man, drags her mother out into full view of the bar, where shocked staff and regulars witness their fight.
Viewers may be hoping Shelley soon comes to her senses and ditches her dastardly lover, but actress Sally Lindsay who plays her is amazed at how many women are attracted to bad boys.
"I've never found them attractive, but Bill's popularity has soared since Charlie turned nasty," she told Inside Soap magazine.
Fans of actor Bill Ward, who plays Charlie, will be pleased to learn that Sally doesn't have a bad word to say about her sexy co-star off-screen.
"Bill's actually one of the loveliest fellas I've ever met," said Sally.
"Kind, polite, honourable, and terribly posh. He's dead nice in real life," she insisted.