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Corrie legend Mavis finds show "boring"

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Coronation Street legend Thelma Barlow isn't impressed by the current state of the show.

The actress, who played shop assistant Mavis Riley, has admitted that she doesn't ever want to return to the soap.

"It is so different from when I was there," Thelma told The People. "The show is so concentrated on the young, to get the young audience. Often nowadays actors are cast on what they look and sound like, not necessarily on their ability. I wonder how many of them actually go to the theatre?

"It is also exceedingly boring. You think, 'Who else can they sleep with? They've done the rounds now.' It seems that is all there is happening. It isn't just Coronation Street - it runs through the whole of TV and film. It's like there is nothing else in life but sex.

"I have been asked back to the Street but it has never been for a good storyline. Older members of the cast have very little to do anymore. They could deliver a storyline fantastically and it would be so attractive to have one involving the older people - a proper good storyline that went on for weeks." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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