Sunday, 30 August 2009

Top 50 Coronation Street Characters

27. Curly Watts

First appearing in 1983, Norman ‘Curly’ Watts was part of the cobbles for twenty years. Lodging with Emily Bishop and best friends with Kevin Webster and Terry Duckworth, Curly was a bin man and was known as an oddball. He would make history by being involved in the first inter-racial relationship when he dated black factory machinist Shirley Armitage. In 1989, he was hired as an assistant at Bettabuys and developed a comical double act with manager Reg Holdsworth. Like Reg, Curly was an unlikely Lothario with his conquests including Kimberley Taylor, Anne Malone, Angie Freeman, Maxine Heavey and Reg’s fiancée Maureen Naylor. In 1995, he married Rovers barmaid Raquel Wolstenhulme, but within a few months she left him for a job in Malaysia. She returned briefly in 2000 to introduce him to their 5 year old girl Alice. The same year, he met and married policewoman Emma Watts and son Ben was born in 2001. After 20 years, Curly left the str
eet when Emma was transferred to Newcastle upon Tyne, bidding goodbye to old friends Emily and Jack and Vera Duckworth.

Should Curly be at 27? Or does he deserve to be higher at 8? Leave comments!

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