Coronation Street has reportedly killed off Norris Cole after Malcolm Hebden quit the show.
According to The Sun, a soap insider said: “When Malcolm left the soap he made it clear he would not be returning and bosses took the decision to write him out.
“Norris was a huge character for Coronation Street and his funeral will be filled with fun and laughter as well as tears.
“Make no doubt about it, this will be a celebration of all of the best moments Norris had on the cobbles.
“But given his influence and how much he was loved, it is going to be an emotional watch.”
In pictures obtained by the Metro, Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, and Rula Lenska, who plays Claudia Colby, were spotted filming funeral scenes.
It was also reported that Helen Worth, who plays Gail Platt, was also filming the scenes. This led to speculation that it was Audrey Roberts funeral.
Other cast members reportedly filming were Patti Clare, who plays Mary Taylor, Daniel Brocklebank, who plays Billy Mayhew and Gareth Pierce, who plays Todd Grimshaw.
Entertainment Daily has contacted Corrie reps for comment.
Norris Cole in Coronation Street
Norris has been in Coronation Street on and off since 1994.
In 2017 Norris went off-screen. It was later revealed that actor Malcolm Hebden had a heart attack.
In 2019 Norris returned to Weatherfield. Freda returned to sell No.3, which was owned by her aunt Emily Bishop.
Norris and Freda planned to move to Edinburgh. Soon the couple left Weatherfield again.
However last year, Norris and his fiancée Freda Burgess moved to Stillwater’s retirement home. The lived there alongside Ken and Claudia.
Soon Ken realised that he wanted to live on Coronation Street with his family. He and Claudia soon split up and Ken moved back to the street.
Recently Freda returned to the street. She came back to help Gemma and Chesney make a decision about their son Aled having the cochlear implant operation.
Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV.
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