Coronation Street has paid tribute to the “wonderful” Sue Nicholls 40 years after she first appeared on the soap.
A post on the ITV show’s YouTube channel treated fans to a flashback to Sue’s debut as Audrey Roberts, who was then known as Audrey Potter, on April 16th 1979.
The description read: “We have a very special anniversary today! 40 years since Audrey Roberts (played by the truly wonderful Sue Nicholls) first graced the cobbles.
“As part of these celebrations, let’s take a look back at Audrey’s (not exactly welcome to all) first appearance. (sic)”
In the scene, Audrey makes an unwelcome appearance at her daughter Gail’s (Helen Worth) celebrations after her husband-to-be Brian Tilsley (Christopher Quinten) popped the question.
After an unenthusiastic greeting from Gail, Audrey said: “Oh God, one of these days you will sound glad to see me.”
Looking to Brian, she said: “Well, you could’ve done worse, love, much worse. At least he’s got all his teeth.”
And Audrey seems to be keen to hook up herself, asking Gail if she has sorted a man for her.
She said: “I’m fine, love as ever. I’m looking forward to tonight. Have you got a fella for me?”
Sue’s 40th anniversary on Corrie comes just weeks after several other cobbles stars celebrated milestones on the soap.
He wrote: “Today, April 2nd, I have been playing David Platt on @coronationstreet for 19 years, thank you for the great storylines and memories. (sic)”
She wrote: “F I F T E E N years ago today was my first day playing Sophie Webster. They cut off all my hair and gave me a fringe. Who would have thought all these years later I would still be there, making a nuisance of myself? How time flies!! (sic)”
And Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor, celebrated 13 years in Weatherfield in the same week.
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