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'Coronation Street' to reveal Betty Williams secret

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Coronation Street bosses have revealed the first details of Betty Williams's send-off from the show - promising that fans will discover a long-held secret kept by the much-loved character.

Betty Driver, who played the role of Betty for 42 years, passed away in October at the age of 91 following a period of ill health. Show chiefs are now working on a fitting exit for her alter ego.

Coronation Street's producer Phil Collinson told the Daily Star that the scenes will air in three months' time - with a surprise in store for viewers.

Collinson commented: "Betty's funeral will be shown in April and the scenes will be a treat for fans as they will be a celebration of what the Street does best.

"We will be paying tribute to Betty, but behind the scenes will be the revelation of a secret she has kept hidden. I cannot tell you what it is, but it's a secret that Betty has taken to the grave with her and I can promise you that fans will be surprised.

"There is no love child or anything like that. The secret has something to do with the show's history but I am saying no more."

The newspaper also suggests that there are no plans to bring back former characters for the funeral episode.

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