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Jean Alexander snubs 'Corrie' reunion

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Actress Jean Alexander, who played Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street, has reportedly refused to return to the soap for its 50th anniversary celebrations in December.

ITV bosses were apparently willing to offer a large sum of money to Alexander, who starred in the show for 23 years, but she has turned it down.

A source told the News Of The World: "Jean was our ace card. It would have been a big ratings winner. We're gutted."

Her agent Joan Reddin added: "She's not interested in getting involved again."

Alexander's final episode as Hilda Ogden in 1987 was watched by 23 million viewers. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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