ITV Coronation Street fans spot massive blunder as Claire Sweeney joins the soap | The Sun
BROOKSIDE'S Claire Sweeney landed a part in Corrie – but fans spot a massive blunder.
The soap icon and West End star, 52, will play mechanic Tyrone Dobbs’ mum Cassie, making her debut in June.
Evelyn Plummer (Dame Maureen Lipman) told her grandson Tyrone (Alan Halsall) that his biological mother Cassie is dead.
Tyrone will be stunned when Claire turns up on the cobbles as Cassie and Evelyn will be forced to come clean about her betrayal.
Tyrone grew up believing that his mum was Jackie Dobbs, played by Margi Clarke, but his world came crashing down in 2018 when an investigations into his parentage brought him into contact with Evelyn.
He discovered evidence that Evelyn's daughter Cassandra was his biological mother and was told the grandmother abandoned Tyrone at a police station in 1982, because she didn't trust her daughter to look after him properly due to her drug habit.
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Jackie, who Tyrone believed to be his mother, found him at the police station and brought him up as her own.
Now, Tyrone faces more heartache as secrets and lies from his past threaten to destroy his relationship with his grandma and he has to navigate a new relationship with his mother.
However, fans have pointed out a massive blunder when it comes to casting.
Claire, 52, is only a decade older than her on-screen son actor Alan, 40.
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Will their age difference effect the realism in their storyline?
Talking about joining the ITV soap, Claire said: “Even though I’ve enjoyed an amazingly career, being in Coronation Street is, to me, better than being cast in a Hollywood movie.
"I’ve watched it all my life and can’t quite believe that I’ll now be stepping onto those famous cobbles myself.
"I was really nervous when I got the scripts to audition as this show means so much to me and my family and this is Corrie gold.
"I was beyond thrilled and very grateful when I got the call that Iain MacLeod is trusting me to play Tyrone's Mum and work alongside one of my heroes, Dame Maureen Lipman.
"Cassie is a character who is definitely going to make an impact – I just hope the audience will enjoy watching her as much as I'm going to be enjoying playing her!”
The show will be the fourth soap added to her long CV – she has also had roles in Holby City and Doctors.
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