Rita Tanner (played by Barbara Knox) was stunned when Sharon Bentley (Tracie Bennett) turned up out of the blue in Coronation Street. Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews) and Gemma Winter (Dolly-Rose Campbell) warned Rita that Sharon was trouble but the former foster mum decided to give her a second chance. The new arrival revealed she had survived cancer however, could a heartbreaking health diagnosis be the real reason for Sharon’s return?
Rita invited Sharon to stay with her after hearing she had lost her brother Wayne who she had been very close to.
Coronation Street viewers know drug dealer Harvey (Will Mellor) is Wayne’s son and Sharon’s been secretly helping him find Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson).
Speaking to the press including Express.co.uk, Tracie opened up on her character’s return.
“All I know so far from what I've actually done and read is she was a foster child and she was a teenager when I joined,” she said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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Coronation Street spoilers: Rita Tanner may discover Sharon's cancer has returned (Image: ITV)
Coronation Street spoilers: Sharon has been secretly helping nephew Harvey (Image: ITV)
“But she's got brothers called Wayne and Daren and Gary. Now, it’s said that she's not bothered to talk to Daren and Gary for some strange reason.
“But she got cancer and Wayne looked after very well, all the way through and took really deep care of her and got her through it.”
Harvey has been using his auntie’s closeness with his late father to his advantage and emotionally blackmailing her into tracking down Leanne.
However, could Sharon be willing to risk getting into trouble with the police because her cancer has returned?