Sunday, 23 August 2009

Top 50 Coronation Street Characters

32. Reg Holdsworth

A part of the street for six years, Reg is one of the soap’s most well remembered and popular characters. A comic character, Reg was from the same mould as pompous Swindley in the 60s. He was introduced in 1989 as the boss of Curly Watts at Bettabuys supermarket and a new double act was born. Comedy scenes that Reg was involved in included wearing a toupee to attract the ladies and when his waterbed was accidentally punctured by Derek Wilton, dampening his romantic evening with fiancée Maureen Naylor. An unlikely Romeo, Reg had many romances that included first wife Veronica and a platonic relationship with Rita Fairclough. Reg wanted more but Rita denied him the chance. In 1993, he met up with old flame Maureen and married her the following year. A thorn in Reg’s side during their three year marriage was mother in law Maud Grimes – and their relationship echoed Gail and Ivy’s in the 1980s. As well as the supermarket, Reg owned the Corner Shop between 1994 and 1996 with Maureen and Maud managing it. They had a blissful life until Reg left for Lowestoft.

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