Coronation Street confirms Stephanie Beacham is returning as Martha Fraser

Coronation Street confirms Stephanie Beacham is returning as Martha Fraser

Coronation Street spoilers to follow.

Stephanie Beacham is set to return Coronation Street13 years after her last appearance on the soap.

Beacham will reprise her role as Martha Fraser, who had an infamous affair with Ken Barlow when he almost left his wife Deirdre.

Ken is stunned to find his former flame has returned to the village, especially since he has just started a relationship with another of his ex-lovers, Wendy Papadopoulos.

After all these years, while attending a Weatherfield Players Am Dram production, he is thrown back by the sight of Martha coming to help with the show.


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In fact, Ken begins to forget his blossoming relationship with Wendy when actress Martha’s exotic charm turns his head.

This leaves Ken in deep waters, however, as the serial dater finds himself in a classic soapy love triangle.

Ahead of her arrival on the show, Beacham revealed that she was thrilled to revisit her old history between Martha and Ken after all this time has passed.

Ken Barlow, Martha Fraser, Coronation Street, and Stephanie Beacham


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“I’m pleased that Martha has returned to Weatherfield,” Beacham said. “It is an absolute pleasure to work with Bill [Roache] again.”

While Ken Barlow Actor and Coronation Street Veteran Bill Roache is excited about the new developments in Ken’s love life, he fears it will end in heartbreak.

“I was delighted when Wendy came back into Ken’s life,” he began. “I love that the writers draw on the rich history of Ken’s life to create these stories.

Ken Barlow, Wendy Papadopoulis, Coronation Street


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“When I found out Martha would be back I was thrilled, but I fear Ken may bring heartache again now that he’s found himself in a different love triangle.”

Martha is to return Coronation Street in the episode, which airs November 23.

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV and streams on the ITV Hub.

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