Coronation Street's Vicky Myers supported as she shares 'pinch me moment' as DS Lisa Swain

Coronation Street's Vicky Myers, who plays DS Lisa Swain
-Credit: (Image: ITV)

Coronation Street star Vicky Myers has been flooded with supportive messages from her co-stars and fans as she described the latest update in her character's story as a 'pinch me moment'. The actress revealed earlier this year that she was now a regular cast member in the role of DS Lisa Swain.

The detective sergeant was first seen in 2021 when she led the police investigation into the assaults on Nina Lucas and Seb Franklin, which led to the Franklin's death. More recently, viewers of the ITV soap have seen Swain face backlash from Daisy Midgeley after the police didn't stop her stalker Justin Rutherford before he launched a horrific acid attack and hunted down serial killer Stephen Reid, to leading the case in the disappearance of Lauren Bolton.

But now, the Swains' presence in Weatherfield is growing as Lisa's daughter has officially been revealed on the cobbles. It was just last month that viewers of the ITV soap first learnt Swain had a daughter. The news came out as, despite Swain being the reason Carla Connor's friend Roy Cropper was behind bars, charged with the suspected murder of missing teen Lauren, Carla was seen being sympathetic to the stressed-out detective and mum.

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In return for being a sympathetic ear, despite Carla lying about her nephew Bobby Crawford's false statement to the police about the night Lauren disappeared in a bid to help Roy, Swain encouraged the newly freed street stalwart to make amends with Carla before the Underworld boss offered Swain’s daughter some work experience.

But before her first appearance in the factory, Betsy Swain was up to no good as she was seen blackmailing Joel Deering after his actions towards her mate Sabrina. As viewers know, the solicitor is not to be trusted after it was revealed he was behind the disappearance - and assumed death - of Lauren.

Amid her interactions with Joel, DS Swain met her daughter in the precinct park, where they had a confrontation before Swain insisted Betsy get in the car and head home.

Vicky and Sydney as Lisa and Betsy Swain -Credit:ITV
Vicky and Sydney as Lisa and Betsy Swain -Credit:ITV

Sharing pictures of herself and Sydney Martin, who plays Betsy, in character as the news came out about the newcomer's casting, Vicky said on Instagram on Sunday (June 30): 'WE ARE FAMILY'. The Swains. This is a real 'pinch me' moment!

"I’m incredibly proud and so grateful to be part of this iconic and much-loved show and now, there are two Swains on the street!

"Welcome @sydneymartin._ !! You’re an utter joy to work with and I can’t wait for the viewers to see how ridiculously talented you are and, find out more about the firecracker that is ‘Betsy Swain’."

She added: "Thanks to #Gennie, Lisa and Katie in Casting for doing a fabulous job! Thanks to you all for the lovely comments, edits, clips, reels, bracelets, letters, messages and of course, for your support. I am genuinely touched by your reaction to the news and I’m so very grateful! Thank you."

Corrie co-star Elle Mulvaney, who plays Amy Barlow, was quick to respond, writing: "Icons," while Anthony Crank, who viewers will have seen playing Dean Turnbull in the ITV soap, replied: "I bloody love you @vicksmyers."

@daniellexstacey commented: "Icons already!!!" @kimmccormick_35 replied: "Can’t wait to see this story unfold and to see what’s to come." @swainrooneys posted: "Already Corrie's best family!" @vickyhfrench simply shared: "Obsessed." @vspswain responded: "Looking forward to more of this duo!" @vickymyersxo typed: "Omg everything about this duo is great! They are so in sync!" @conversationstreet added: "What a great pair of pictures! So excited to see more of the Swains together!"