Tuesday 18 October 2011
We'll all miss Betty Driver
I've been watching Corrie since 1989 and of course, Betty has always been there. She harumphed, she criticized, she scolded, she joked and had a laugh. She was always a comfort and had a wise word for those who needed it and always took pride in her hotpots. I wonder if anyone has ever counted over the years how many times Betty has quit the bar in a huff, waiting until someone inevitably came on bended knee to beg her to return? Quite a few in my short memory, mainly via Alec Gilroy and the Duckworths but a few others have been on the receiving end as well.
The tributes from castmembers current and past are pouring in and rightly so. She's worked on the show longer than most and has surpassed prior legends such as Pat Phoenix and Julie Goodyear and Jean Alexander. 42 years is nothing to sniff at! Rest in Peace, Betty love.