Fans of The Archers take note: Louiza Patikas (aka Ambridge’s Helen Archer) will make her Coronation Street debut next Wednesday – but you can get a sneak peek look at her first scene right here.
Patikas will be playing Moira, who is Liz’s overly officious manager at the Rosamund Street medical centre. As Liz settles in to her new job, you can expect Moira’s eyebrows to be raised at the sight of her employee asking too many personal questions of the patients (well, Rita…). And let’s not get started on the way Liz has decided to brighten up the reception desk!
Speaking about her new role, Patikas said recently: “I’m cock-a-hoop to be working on Coronation Street. It’s a fantastic show which I’ve always loved for its superb writing and iconic characters”.
Corrie producer, and one-time boss of The Archers, Kate Oates added: “I’m so excited to welcome Louiza to Corrie. Louiza is no stranger to long-running drama, but as Moira, viewers will get to see another side to her – and enjoy her amazing talent for comedy.”
You can watch the scene from Wednesday’s episode below. Beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of all next week’s drama on Coronation Street.