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Tim Metcalfe in Coronation Street: What’s wrong with him? Is he dying?

The hapless cabbie is keeping a big secret from wife Sally

Tim Metcalfe in Coronation Street is the hapless, good-natured husband of Sally Metcalfe, and dad to Faye Windass.

Tim’s part of the furniture in Corrie now (Credit: ITV)

Tim’s dad was the domestic abuser Geoff Metcalfe, and his mum is Elaine Jones – though he only got to know her recently.

Who plays Tim Metcalfe in Coronation Street?

Tim Metcalfe is played by actor Joe Duttine. He was already a familiar face to television viewers thanks to his role as Cameron Donnelly in Shameless.

He also appeared in Life On Mars, Waterloo Road, The Village, and Scott and Bailey.

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Off-screen Joe is happily loved-up with co-star Sally Carman, who plays Abi Franklin.

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The pair are engaged and planning to tie the knot in 2022.

Arrival on the cobbles

Tim Metcalfe in Coronation Street arrived when estranged daughter Faye Windass contacted him.

Tim’s a proud dad to daughter Faye (Credit: ITV)

Faye quickly became smitten with her dad, but though the pair managed to repair their relationship, she stayed living with adoptive mum Anna Windass when Tim moved to Weatherfield.

Tim Metcalfe’s background

Tim couldn’t read or write when he first arrived on the cobbles. When he eventually fessed up to Anna Windass, she helped him learn.

Tim’s illiteracy was a result of his troubled childhood. He grew up with dad Geoff who he adored. He thought his mum was dead and that Geoff had made huge sacrifices to care for him.

But when Geoff came to Weatherfield and married Yasmeen Nazir, it became clear that Tim’s memories of his dad weren’t exactly accurate.

Tim struggled to cope with the truth about his dad (Credit: ITV)

It turned out Geoff was controlling and abusive. Tim’s mum Eileen hadn’t died, but Geoff had driven her out of their home and kept her away from their son.

Married bliss

Once upon a time it was unthinkable for Sally Webster to be with anyone except Kevin. But then Sal and Kev broke up, and Sally met Tim. And now we think the Metcalfes are Weatherfield’s most perfect couple.

Sally Tim wedding Corrie Credit: ITV/Youtube
Tim and Sally are made for each other (Credit: ITV/Youtube)

The couple are definitely different,  but they seem to fit. They tied the knot in 2015, but had a shock when it turned out Tim was already married!

He’d got wed in Las Vegas in 2004, and when his wife Charlie Wood arrived in Weatherfield, the Metcalfes were horrified.

Luckily Tim divorced Charlie and he and Sal remarried in 2020.

Tim and Phelan

In 2018, Tim got caught up in serial killer Pat Phelan’s campaign of terror in the Street.

He managed to get Phelan to confess to his part in the Calcutta Street flats scam. And when Pat’s crimes came to light, it was Tim – along with Liz McDonald – who raced to find Eileen Phelan, who was involved in a confrontation with her violent husband.

Tim’s health troubles

Tim and Sally started a health kick as 2022 dawned. The pair went for an MOT with Dr Gaddas at the health centre.

Tim told Sal he’d got a clean bill of health, but he wasn’t telling the truth. Instead he’s got heart trouble and is waiting for a vital op.

Tim got bad news from the doctor (Credit: ITV)

But Sally’s still in the dark and beginning to think their marriage is in trouble, instead of her husband’s ticker.

With Tim’s health taking a turn for the worse, could this be the end for the Metcalfes?

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Coronation Street usually airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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