ITV Coronation Street viewers taken aback as they recognise Anthea Deering star's TV past

Anthea Deering debuted on tonight's Coronation Street
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Coronation Street viewers were taken aback as they uncovered a newcomer's TV past.

Tonight's edition of the long-running soap continued to explore Joel Deering's reign of terror on Wednesday's show. The character continued to lead his double life after he emerged as the Cobbles' latest villain.

Joel introduced his girlfriend, Dee Dee Bailey, to his parents in tonight's programme. However, the conversation proved to be a frosty one as Joel's mum made a series of frosty remarks.

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Fans following the show on social media platform X were distracted during the scene as they recognised Joel's mum was played by Carol Royle, who has previously appeared in a number of shows.

Simon said: "I certainly recognise the woman playing Joel's mum in #Corrie - Carol Royle. She was in some episodes of Heartbeat years ago which I've seen when repeated! She certainly looks good for 70! I just googled."

Pam added: "Oh I say. Joel's mum was in Crossroads (the one with the bad acting & shaky scenery set in Birmingham)...and Heartbeat too"

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