Saturday, 15 August 2009

Top 50 Coronation Street Characters

39. Eddie Yeats

A well loved character, ex con Eddie Yeats appeared on the cobbles between 1974 and 1983 and is remembered for being the surrogate son of Stan and Hilda Ogden, who he lodged with at Number 13 during his last three years on the show. He is also remembered for installing the mural of the Alps at Number 13, which became an integral part of its d├ęcor. Unreliable at times, Eddie had a heart of gold that was always in the right place. When he wasn’t trying to swindle his neighbours, Eddie had two main jobs during his nine year tenure: a window cleaning partnership with Stan and fixing roofs with Len Fairclough. Unknown to some, Eddie was one of Bet Lynch’s many conquests and remained a good friend to her – even saving her from an attempted suicide! Eddie finally settled down with Marion Willis and married her in 1983 and they moved to Bury. Since then, Geoffrey Hughes (who played Eddie) has played Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances and Vernon in Heartbeat, but he’ll always be Eddie to Corrie fans!

Should he be at 39? Or should he be lower at 49 like in Corrieblog's poll? Should he revisit the cobbles on its 50th anniversary? Leave comments!

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