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'One Foot in the Grave' star joins Corrie

Doreen Mantle


Former One Foot in the Grave star Doreen Mantle has been cast as Colin Fishwick's mother in Coronation Street.

The actress, best known for her role as Jean Warboys in the classic sitcom, has already started filming with the ITV1 soap and will appear on screen within the next few weeks.

In an episode which aired earlier this month, viewers discovered that Colin's mum Joy was desperate to get in contact with her son after not hearing from him for weeks.

Unbeknown to Joy, Colin died during a heated confrontation with John Stape (Graeme Hawley) back in the summer. The shock storyline subsequently saw John hide the teacher's body at Underworld, where it currently lies beneath some freshly-laid concrete.

Mantle's casting was announced on the ITV show's official site. Further details of her storyline are currently unknown, but it looks likely that she will delve further into the mystery surrounding her son's disappearance.

Last month, Corrie bosses announced that ex-Last of the Summer Wine actress Jean Fergusson is to appear in the drama for a six-episode guest stint. She will play the mother of John's reluctant co-conspirator Charlotte Hoyle (Becky Hindley).

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