Corrie's Mary shuts down fan theory about her son Jude
Coronation Street actress Patti Clare, who plays Mary, has shut down a fan theory about her lying on-screen son, Jude.
Speaking to Rochelle Humes and Phillip Schofield on This Morning about the child's early years, Patti explained: "Very unfortunately she had to give Jude up when he was born.
"Mother encouraged her to give up the baby, she was very young when she had the baby, it came out of a rape. So it started on a really, really sad background really.
Now both the actors have shut down one prevalent fan theory, which suggests Jude (Paddy Wallace) might not actually be Mary's son, as he's a pathological liar.
Patti said: "I think it is a red herring, I think it comes from people's care for Mary, which is wonderful and they're desperately trying to find some silver lining behind this storyline.
"The silver lining would be that he's not actually her son and her real son will appear, but he is my son, he's Mary's son, for better or worse, and that's life and that's Mary's life, and she's very wise about it all.
"It is her son and he might not be exactly what she dreamt he would be."
The pair confirmed that Paddy has shot his final scenes, although they wouldn't confirm whether there's a chance he could return one day.
"You leaving on the tram are not your final scenes," confirmed Phillip.
"Mary is very tenacious and the minute Jude leaves, the guilt sets in, she starts questioning her actions, she starts questioning being so strong with him and she immediately thinks I've got to find him again.
"Mary, if she's one thing, she's persistent and like a Mountie – she always gets her man. I think that's where we'll end with Mary, she's going to hunt down [Jude]."
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Coronation Street continues Wednesday, October 31 from 7.30pm on ITV.
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