AFTER 60 years of parties and punch ups we all have a favourite Coronation Street character.
From legendary landladies to horrible hardmen and the funny faces who can’t help but make us smile.
More than 5,000 characters have trodden the cobbles and made us laugh, cry and shout at our screens and now you can vote for your favourite Weatherfield character in our poll.
Will your favourite baddie be Richard Hillman or Pat Phelan?
And who’s given you the most giggles, Steve McDonald or David Platt?
Get voting below and next week we’ll unveil the cobbles top characters – as chosen by you.
Blanche Hunt v Ena Sharples
Blanche Hunt and Ena Sharples both got into some spectacular rows on Corrie
“I’m a professional busybody and proud of it!” declared hair-netted Ena Sharples (Violet Carson).
Her long-time sparring partner was Elsie Tanner – the whole street turned out to watch their famous 1961 spat on the cobbles.
She left the show in 1980 after 19 years passing judgement on her neighbours.
Formidable Blanche, mother of Deirdre and mother-in-law of long-suffering Ken Barlow, was queen of the acid-tongued one-liners.
Who can forget her telling Deirdre: “Good looks are a curse. You and Ken should count yourselves very lucky.”
Blanche’s demise came after the death of much-loved actress Maggie Jones in 2009.
Best Double Act
Jack and Vera Duckworth v Stan and Hilda Ogden
Jack and Vera Duckworth and Stan and Hilda Ogden were some of the most beloved characters on the series
Easy-going Stan (Bernard Youens) proved a continual trial for his long-suffering wife Hilda.
They bickered incessantly, but Hilda was devastated when Stan died in 1984 and her reaction won actress Jean Alexander the Royal Television Society’s Best Performance Award.
There was never a dull moment after the Duckworths arrived on screen in 1979 with their stone cladding pretensions and Vera’s foghorn voice.
Vera (Liz Dawn) despaired of work-shy Jack (Bill Tarmey), but the hen-pecked husband was heartbroken when his “little swamp-duck” passed away in her armchair in 2008.
Tyrone Dobbs v Kevin Webster
Tyrone Dobbs and Kevin Webster always went the extra mile for their kids
Both have sometimes struggled to cope with their headstrong daughters, but no-one can doubt their devotion to their brood.
Kevin (Michael Le Vell) has been a patient and loving dad to Rosie, Sophie and son Jack, while Tyrone (Alan Halsall) would do anything for Ruby and Hope.
Tina McIntyre v Eva Price
Tina McIntyre and Eva Price both brought glamour to Corrie
Actress Michelle Keegan won Sexiest Woman in Soap a record seven times, but fellow barmaid, glamorous Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley), certainly gives her a run for her money.
Jason Grimshaw v Ciaran McCarthy
Jason Grimshaw and Ciaran McCarthy set pulses racing on the soap
Hunky Jason (Ryan Thomas) wasn’t averse to whipping his top off for the flimsiest of reasons, revealing a very impressive six-pack honed on the building site.
But former Boyzone singer Keith Duffy set hearts a fluttering too, as romeo barman Ciaran.
Raquel Watts v Bet Lynch
Raquel Watts and Bet Lynch both pulled pints in the legendary Rovers Return
With her leopard-print clothing, bleached-beehive hair and gaudy earrings, Bet’s name was synonymous with that of the Rovers Return for a quarter of a century.
When actress Julie Goodyear left in 2003, the funny and flirtatious landlady was mourned by millions.
Younger, but no more stylish, innocent Raquel (Sarah Lancashire) won the hearts of the nation with her trusting nature.
Her marriage to Curly Watts was watched by 22m, but she broke his heart when she asked for a divorce and left for France in 2000.
Elsie Tanner v Liz McDonald
Elsie Tanner and Liz McDonald found infamy for their flirtatious antics
The Street’s original sex symbol, glamorous Elsie lurched from one disastrous relationship to another.
At one point actress Pat Phoenix was receiving four marriage proposals a week and was said to be “the sexiest thing on TV” by future Prime Minister James Callaghan.
“Skirt no bigger than a belt, too much eyeliner and roots as dark as her soul,” was how Blanche Hunt caustically described former Rovers landlady Liz McDonald (Bev Callard).
When she wasn’t rowing with good-for-nothing husband Jim, flirtatious Liz had a string of unsuitable fellas beating a path to her door.
Steve McDonald v David Platt
Steve McDonald and David Platt have everyone cracking up on Corrie
While Steve McDonald has endured plenty of heartache, actor Simon Gregson loves his comedy scenes most of all.
He says: “They kept writing: ‘Steve comes out of the bedroom in just his boxer shorts.’
“I’ve got this big beer belly, so I thought: ‘I’ll just stick it out even more!’”
From his comic impressions of his gran Audrey to his dry, cutting one-liners, David Platt (Jack Shepherd) has been making us chuckle since he was 12.
His hilariously bad behaviour has seen him pelting his mum Gail with peanuts and being caught naked in the hair salon by Dev.
Best Bad Girl
Becky Grainger v Tracy Barlow
Becky Grainger and Tracy Barlow always brought chaos to proceedings
Blunt, impatient and self-centred, nobody wants to get on the wrong-side of Tracy (Kate Ford) – after all her ex Charlie Stubbs ended up battered to death!
Her lowest moment came when she drugged Roy Cropper then convinced him they’d slept together.
Viewers quickly warmed to loud-mouthed hellraiser Becky (Katherine Kelly).
She formed a close friendship with Roy and Hayley Cropper, who saw beyond the heavy-drinking laddette exterior.
She briefly found stormy love with Steve McDonald, but left the cobbles for a new life in Barbados in 2012.
Eileen Grimshaw v Gail Platt
Eileen Grimshaw and Gail Platt always tried to do right by their kids
Both have done their best with their unruly broods, but the rival matriarchs certainly don’t appreciate each other.
They famously came to blows on the cobbles in 2004, when Gail (Helen Worth) attacked Eileen (Sue Cleaver) in the street while still in her dressing gown, over the revelation that Eileen’s son Todd was gay and had cheated on her daughter Sarah.
Richard Hillman v Pat Phelan
Richard Hillman and Pat Phelan both sent shivers down viewers’ spines
“You’re Norman Bates with a briefcase!” exclaimed Gail as she discovered her smooth-talking husband Richard (Brian Capron) was a serial killer.
He came to a watery end in 2003 after trying to drown the Platt family in the canal. They survived, but he didn’t.
After coercing Anna Windass to have sex with him in 2013, Pat (Connor McIntyre) went on to cause even more mayhem.
He kidnapped Andy Carver and then forced him to shoot Vinny Ashford, before shooting poor Andy himself.
After falling in the sea he was presumed dead, but returned during Michelle Connor’s wedding, shooting both Michelle and his daughter Nicola.
Anna Windass ended the misery by fatally stabbing him.
Sally and Tim Metcalfe v Roy and Hayley Cropper
The Metcalfes and the Croppers both had their ups and downs
Loner Roy (David Neilson) and transsexual Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalgh) moved millions of viewers with their touching romance.
They wed in 2010 and both Roy and the nation were heartbroken when Hayley died in 2014 following an overdose, after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
Sally Metcalfe (Sally Dynevor) has had her fair share of romantic disasters, including two weddings to former husband Kevin, but found love again with taxi boss Tim (Joe Duttine).
On paper, down-to-earth Tim and upwardly mobile Sally are chalk and cheese, but they know how to make each other smile.
Rita Tanner v Deirdre Barlow
Rita Tanner and Deirdre Barlow have both shown incredible resolve and fortitude
Life has never been easy for queen of the Kabin Rita (Barbara Knox).
Her first hubby Len Fairclough died in a car crash and Alan Bradley chased her along Blackpool prom, but indefatigable Rita just kept going.
“We’re all the walking wounded. It’s just that some of us get more wounded than others,” she says.
When Deirdre Barlow (Anne Kirkbride) was wrongly imprisoned in 1988, it sparked a nationwide campaign to ‘Free the Weatherfield One.’
Her bad luck extended to her love life – she famously cheated on Ken with Mike Baldwin and her husband Samir was knifed to death.
If that wasn’t enough, she had a killer for a daughter!
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