Coronation Street stars reunite as Michelle Collins arrives in Clacton to see former cast mate in panto

A mini-Coronation Street reunion took place at Clacton�s Princes Theatre yesterday as Michelle Colli

A mini-Coronation Street reunion took place at Clacton�s Princes Theatre yesterday as Michelle Collins turned up to watch Charlie Condou in panto. - Credit: Archant

A mini Coronation Street reunion took place at Clacton’s Princes Theatre when Michelle Collins turned up to watch Charlie Condou in pantomime action.

Ms Collins played Rovers Return landlady Stella Price on the ITV soap at the same time as Mr Condou was having his second stint as midwife Marcus Dent.

The pair were both in the programme for three years from 2011.

Ms Collins left in April and Mr Condou went on a few more months until he took up other projects, which include playing Simple Simon in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Princes for the past three weeks at Clacton’s Princes Theatre.

The pair met backstage on December 30.


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Mr Collins said: “It was great to meet up with Michelle again and she brought a crowd of friends down for the show.

“We were virtually in Corrie for the same length of time and both left the soap earlier this year.”

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Ms Collins said: “It was good to see Charlie’s first ever taste of panto and he did really well.

“It is a totally different experience and I thought he was a perfect Simple Simon,” she said.

“I have been in a number of pantomimes myself and I know just what hard work it is all over Christmas.”

The pantomime runs until tomorrow. Call the box office on 01255 686633.

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