An ex-borstal boy, Dennis pursued a legitimate career as a talent scout for Lenny Phillips and spent a few years working in clubs. He has now told The Sun: ‘I absolutely adored playing Norris and […] But has he left for good? 27 Nov 2019, 15:52. ... Rita and more recently Mary, Malcolm has left us with countless fantastic memories. Norris and Rita. Malcolm Hebden has officially retired, and won’t be returning to ‘Coronation Street’. Coronation Street is said to be lining up a heartbreaking new Christmas storyline, that will see Rita Sullivan "left for dead". Coronation Street's Norris Cole actor Malcolm Hebden secretly quits soap after 27 years ... Rita and more recently Mary, Malcolm has left us with countless fantastic memories.” Coronation Street is said to be lining up a heartbreaking new Christmas storyline, that will see Rita Sullivan "left for dead". Coronation Street SPOILERS: Rita realises she has no friends It's set to be a heartbreaking festive season for the soap stalwart . Janice steals underwear from the factory. Coronation Street icon Malcolm Hebden has quietly retired from the ITV soap, meaning his character Norris Cole will never be seen on-screen again.. Malcolm, 81, suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 2017 and quit acting in the summer of 2020. Coronation Street’s Malcolm Hebden has retired from the cobbles, with Norris Cole exiting after 27 years. CORONATION Street fans are in shock after Ken Barlow announced he is quitting the cobbles after eighty years. His fan-favourite character of Norris Cole briefly returned to screens during a storyline which saw Ken Barlow (William Roache) move to a retirement complex. The Battersbys settle in to their new home and annoy the neighbours with their loud music. The actor, who had been living with Alzheimer's disease "for some time", died early on New Year's Day, his agent confirmed in a statement. We're assured by a Corrie source that Norris hasn't left the street for good and will return in future on and off. The programme typically centres around the residents of Coronation Street – a cobbled, terraced street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford.. Eden was married to fellow Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls, who plays Audrey Roberts. An insider told The Sun: "Rita's transgression coming to light has left her humiliated, not to mention potentially out of pocket, as she's agreed to pay a £10,000 fine once it's issued. The Corrie stalwart, played by Barbara Knox, has become steadily more ill in recent episodes, with her friend Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) believing she has a form of dementia. Classic Coronation Street. The actor, 81, who first joined the ITV soap in 1994, has only made a handful of appearances on the cobbles since recovering from a near-fatal heart attack in 2017. CORONATION Street boss has promised a “blast from the past” for Rita Tanner as Leanne Battersby’s new storyline takes a jaw-dropping turn. Coronation Street's Rita Tanner will finally reveal that she has heard from Norris Cole - but she might wish that she hadn't.. Classic Coronation Street. Rita is a better fit for this storyline, based on the fact she has no immediate family (bar Jenny), her friend Norris is married and living away as is Emily, she has no job and is retired, and the fact other people in the Street have families to worry about and so that probably makes he feel more alone. Thu Thursday 24 Dec 3.20pm. Much-loved Coronation Street legend Rita Sullivan has been on the Cobbles for 47 years. Dennis Tanner was the former black sheep of the Tanner family who returned to his old home of Coronation Street in 2011 after an absence of 43 years and became Rita Sullivan's third husband. The 81-year-old has played the role of busybody Norris Cole since 1994 but was forced to leave in 2017 after suffering a heart attack. Fears for Coronation Street's Rita Sullivan amid 'emotional' New Year storyline Previous reports have suggested Rita will be left trapped beneath the tree for several days waiting for help. Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod has teased a blast from the past for Rita Tanner as she becomes entwined in Leanne Battersby's big new storyline. Ian MacLeod recently lifted the lid on w… So we decided to round up just who has left the show in the past year and their reasons why. Has Ken Barlow left Coron… Coronation Street (often referred to as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. By Carena Crawford. Leanne recently left for France as she continues to grieve over the death of her son Oliver, but when she returns to the cobbles, she'll be faced with a new dilemma as her other son Simon gets himself into trouble. Coronation Street actor Mark Eden has died. Coronation Street fans were heartbroken tonight, as Rita was trapped under a Christmas tree. 4. Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has been banned from the roads for a year after admitting drink-driving. Coronation Street star Malcolm Hebden has bid a fond farewell to his character Norris Cole as he announced his retirement after 27 years.. Coronation Street actor Mark Eden has died at the age of 92. Rita refuses to lend Jack the money he needs. Coronation Street’s Malcolm Hebden has retired from the cobbles, with Norris Cole exiting after 27 years. Coronation Street star Malcolm Hebden has bid a fond farewell to his character Norris Cole as he announced his retirement after 27 years. The harrowing scenes are part of a new festive storyline which sees the character convinced she has no friends left. Wed Wednesday 6 Jan 3.20pm. The actor, who played Alan Bradley for eight years, died today in hospital at the age of 92. It was nearly the death of her in 2012 when the tram crashed into it and she was left for hours trapped under the rubble. Coronation Street fans are reeling from the news Rita Tanner could soon be killed off. Coronation Street legend Malcolm Hebden has revealed that he will not be returning to the soap again.. We take a look at the story so far. Coronation Street fans were left reeling – and some in tears – after beloved Cobbles resident Rita Sullivan collapsed at the Rovers Return amid growing fears about her health. Barbara Knox has played the soap legend since before many of us were even born but now her days on the cobbles could be numbered. 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