Sue Johnston to play Stella’s mum on Coronation Street?

The Royle Family star could be in line for a role on the ITV1 soap

Waking the Dead and The Royle Family star Sue Johnson could be heading to Weatherfield to play the role of Stella Price’s (Michelle Collins) mother.


It would be a second stint on the ITV1 soap for Johnston, 68, who appeared as Sammy Chadwick’s wife in the early 1980s.

“Everyone is thrilled. She’s a brilliant actress,” an insider is reported to have told The Sun. “We can’t wait to have a member of the Royle Family walking down those famous cobbles and enjoying a drink in the Rovers.”

The source added: “Sue would be a perfect addition to Weatherfield. She is the only person we are talking to about the role. She is keen and we’re keen so it should hopefully be a done deal very soon.”


A spokesperson for Coronation Street told “We are currently looking to cast Stella’s mum but we would never comment on who we may or may not be interested in for any role.”