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'Coronation Street' Gloria Price: Your first impressions?

Sue Johnston made her long-awaited entrance as Gloria Price in Coronation Street last night (September 5).

Stella's fiery mother waltzed onto the cobbles in style, her acid tongue offending Rita Sullivan as well as her own daughter.

Sue Johnston as Gloria Price in Coronation Street


Sue Johnston as Gloria Price

A general view of the Rovers Return Inn on the set of Coronation Street

© PA Images / Dave Thompson/PA Archive

Having left Spain on the run from ex Cliff's "business associates", Gloria has already set the cat amongst the pigeons by trying to rekindle Stella's romance with cheating Karl.

However, she's impressed other residents, including Rovers barman Sean Tully and new next-door neighbour Ken Barlow.

What do we know so far? Well, she's certainly got a lazy eye for the opposite sex, using the word "hunk" to describe Nick Tilsley and Karl Munro. She also likes to dish out the odd slap...

Coronation Street, Gloria slaps Karl, Wed 5 Sep


Gloria is ecstatic as she meets her long-lost granddaughter Leanne


And rumour has it that she'll be transforming her daughter's cherished pub into a bed and breakfast.

But do you think she'll quite live up to all the hype and become a new Blanche Hunt figure in the Price family?

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