“She probably saw the writing on the wall,” says Michael, who adds: “I felt the characters were adrift and struggling in search of a storyline – and that there wasn’t that much support from upstairs. Michael, aka the soon- to-depart-for-Spain kebab shop owner Jerry Morton, has bitten the bullet after just 18 months in Corrie, along with other members of his doomed on-screen family (although he tells me Jerry’s son, Darryl – actor Jonathan Dixon – has been given a reprieve). Michael, who will be on screen until the end of September, says: “In an ideal world, there would have been redemption for Teresa and she and Jerry would have got together again. The President has repeatedly signalled he won't accept the election result - but can he actually just refuse to leave? We didn’t have storylines with other characters, so when we were seen it was like The Morton Show. Huge Bootle bonfire set alight as fire crews work to tackle blaze, Piles of rubbish and furniture left at the site earlier this week are now sending plumes of smoke into the sky, Martin Lewis warning to motorists needing an MoT or service on their car after Thursday, Clarification on garages staying open for car servicing, MoTs and maintenance, Everyone in Liverpool will be tested for covid-19 as armed forces arrive to launch first whole city testing operation, City to become centre of government's key strategy for fighting the virus with hundreds of thousands of quickfire tests bringing hopes of a more normal Christmas for local people, Patients queuing in corridors as ambulance service declares major incident, Paramedics cancelled their breaks to deal with the backlog of patients as the service was put under immense pressure, Mayor Joe Anderson's message to people who don't want to get a coronavirus test, The city leader responded to those who have said they wouldn't be taking part in the mass testing, US election results live as Donald Trump and Joe Biden compete for presidency, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is running against controversial incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 US election, Kerbs disappear as main roads flood after Merseyside battered by heavy rain, The downpours started on Tuesday afternoon and it rained on and off throughout the evening, Great British Bake Off fans obsessed with Prue Leith's 'rave' outfit, The Bake Off judge's look was a hit with fans during 80s week. I don't know the individuals responsible but things could have been handled better. Now he is looking to the future, and he says: “I’d like to reinvent myself a little bit, move away from TV for a while and do some good theatre – although if a great TV part comes up I could be tempted!

Corrie star Michael Starke has blasted the "faceless" TV executives who axed him from the soap. That'll never change. Horrific moment boy, 12, is viciously sucker punched by man in random street attack, The youngster was sitting on a kerb waiting for a friend when his attacker walks calmly up to him before tapping him on the shoulder and punching him in the face, McDonald's worker, 16, shot dead through drive-thru window in 'random attack', Student Kylee Leniz was killed at a branch in Nevada, US, on Sunday and a 24-year-old man has been arrested after a police appeal following the tragedy, Inside a US Election polling station as voters cast ballots in NBA basketball arena, Some of the voting locations in the 2020 election are a little different from village halls and closed schools - we paid a visit to Washington DC's largest. For those who want a little more, there is another program called Heartbeat, from which The Royal was spun off. Michael Starke (born 13th November 1957 in Liverpool) is an English actor who played Jerry Morton in Coronation Street, and Kenneth Hopkirk in The Royal. Jerry Morton may have had his chips – and kebabs – but Michael Starke won’t be disappearing from view. Royal on his death bed. Corrie star Michael Starke has blasted the "faceless" TV executives who axed him from the soap. Everton news and transfers - Samuel Chukwueze wanted, Emerson Royal interest, Cenk Tosun promise. “Why have things changed? – has been a strong one but, sadly, it’s a case of too little too late. AND so we say farewell to The Royal. We could have been there forever.”. It was vitriolic, but they survived. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Weatherfield’s loss will be someone else’s gain. Starke, 51, who plays chubby kebab shop owner Jerry Morton, and his on-screen family will go in next month's cull. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Michael says: “There was a tabloid campaign to get the Battersbys out for two years.

And I also want to take a holiday.”. Liverpool player ratings as Diogo Jota outstanding along with Sadio Mane and Joe Gomez, Liverpool beat Atalanta 5-0 in Italy with a hat-trick from Diogo Jota as well as goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in what was a brilliant performance from Jurgen Klopp's men, Rio Ferdinand reveals why Diogo Jota is better at Liverpool than Wolves, Diogo Jota has hit the ground at Liverpool since his £41m summer transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool analysis - Mohamed Salah silences critics as Reds send reminder to Man City, Mohamed Salah scores sublime goal to answer critics as Liverpool get into their groove just in time for Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp believes no tactic could have stopped Liverpool against Atalanta, Liverpool defeated Atalanta 5-0 in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday with Diogo Jota netting a hat-trick, Atalanta vs Liverpool LIVE - score, Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane goals and commentary stream. The character of Claude Greengrass (seen in Season 1 of The Royal) was the thread that linked them together. You can't go wrong watching The Royal; just so disappointed it didn't really "end" so much as the audience was left hanging. ", But he added: "I loved the other actors and the crew are wonderful. “But I don’t blame anyone, although sometimes you wonder where the decisions are coming from. “I had to come back early from a holiday on my own because they cocked up my holiday dates. Summing up his situation, he says: “I still think Coronation Street is the best show on British television, but I think they made a mistake – and I think they know they made a mistake – in getting rid of us. Everton fans give verdict on Carlo Ancelotti's Jordan Pickford and Robin Olsen decision. Live score, commentary and match stream as Liverpool take on Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League. He was also famous for playing the role of Sinbad in Brookside and he appeared in the first series of Jimmy McGovern's The Street. Community content is available under.

“I’m always going to be a fan – that will never change.”. But it fizzled out – it went absolutely nowhere. Then the power of positive thinking wins through again, as Michael recalls the joys of his all-too-brief stay in Weatherfield: “I loved the other actors.

Michael was naturally unhappy about the way the Mortons’ departure was handled – “I got a phone call on a Friday evening, was given the news, and told there had been a leak and it would be in the papers the next morning. “The writers know a mistake has been made and the actors know a mistake has been made.”, This, though, is humble, modest Michael Starke, and he is quick to add: “It’s such a great show I think it can be forgiven for making the odd mistake, and it’s not the sort of mistake from which they will never recover.”. I'll always be a Corrie fan. He recalls: “When I went to have a look around, Bill Roache (Ken Barlow) said to me ‘It’s great to have you on board. He is one of the most recognisable TV soap stars who is also carving out an enviably high reputation as a top stage performer. “My mum, Margaret, put it all in perspective. Imagine the potentially hilarious comedy exchanges there could have been between Jerry and Blanche. But, with sadness and regret in his voice, he reveals: “I never felt at home on the Street. I’m so sad my time in the Street is finished, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. It was never explained to me.”, Asked when he knew things were seriously wrong, he says: “After six months, I knew I wasn’t happy. The Reds' summer signing has scored two more goals against Atalanta having previously netted three in his last three matches. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of The Royal with exclusive news, photos, videos and more at TVGuide.com And then, between November and March, we had just two or three episodes.”. But they are now keeping Jonny (Jonathan Dixon,) and I applaud that decision. Michael reveals: “There was even talk of babies! Royal Wilder husband to Millie, father of Jenny Wilder, Rupert Wilder, Myron Wilder, brother to Eliza Jane, Almanzo and Pearly Day Wilder.. And in Episode 811: A Christmas They Never Forgot. After I told her what had happened she said: ‘Oh well, you weren’t happy there anyway, were you lad?’ I hadn’t told her – she just knew. The family was just too big. Book Character. *Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. https://coronationstreet.fandom.com/wiki/Michael_Starke?oldid=290995.

I then rang my wife, Lynn, in Florida (we’d been celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary) to tell her the news, which wasn’t very nice.

Despite his initial delight – “I was elated to be joining the cast” – it was obvious to diehard viewers that things started badly for Michael and Co, before getting dramatically worse. All non-essential retailers must close under new national lockdown rules from Thursday, Gary Lineker makes Diogo Jota admission about Liverpool front three. He says he was called back from a holiday to celebrate his 20th wedding anniversary in Florida and told the news late on a Friday evening, just a day before the story was leaked to newspapers. Stabbed Dr Gordon Ormerod (Robert Daws) lay at death’s door on the operating table as Mr Rose (Denis Lill)…


And the crew are wonderful people. He was also famous for playing the role of Sinbad in Brookside and he appeared in the first series of Jimmy McGovern's The Street. But things could have been handled better.”, Michael’s entire Corrie experience could and should have been so different.

Too messy. Grandad Morton (Rodney Litchfield, who was Tommy in the brilliant BBC sitcom Early Doors) just seemed to disappear (perhaps he’ll return soon and ask what the hell happened to everyone) while Samantha Seagar, who played Jerry’s oldest daughter, Jodie, decided to quit after just a few months. I’ve been very lucky. Our. I had 18 good months in a great programme, met some great people and made some great mates. The current – and last – storyline for the Mortons – ex-wife Teresa (Karen Henthorn) trying to make herself indispensable to Jerry by overdosing him on his heart medicine! Coronation Street Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. For many viewers, this one included, Michael Starke and Coronation Street should have been a marriage made in soap heaven.


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