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RIP Betty Driver: Coronation Street Betty’s Hotpot Off The Menu

by | 15th, October 2011

BETTY Driver the 91-year-old actress who played Betty Williams/Turpin as Coronation’s Street’s barmaid and Lancashire hotpot maker in the Rover’s Return is dead.

The former music hall star was recruited for the role in 1969 and 42 years later was still on the cast list.

Despite her famed success as a soap series meat dish master chef, she was a vegetarian and said she couldn’t cook a hotpot to “save my life”!

ITV’s scriptwriters will have to look elsewhere to blame story-line heart attacks.

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Coronation Street stars Alf Roberts (Brian Mosley), screen wife Audrey (Sue Nicholls, right) and Rovers Return barmaid Betty Williams (Betty Driver), during filming outside Buckingham Palace. 13/10/98: Reports of final appearance by Roberts. 9/2/99: Roberts dies, aged 67.



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