CORONATION Street viewers have discovered that the actress who plays Linda Hancock has appeared in a host of other hit shows.
Linda, Joseph Brown’s charming grandmother, returns Program ITV This week completely out of the blue to see his grandson.
Glamorous Linda is played by Blackpool-born actress Jacqueline Leonard.
And some keen-eyed viewers were quick to notice that Jacqueline had also appeared in a host of other television shows, including Welder.
One fan wrote: “Corrie fans.. did you know that Linda plays Joe Wicks’ mother in #Eastenders?.. I know she looks familiar.”
Another said: “The woman who played Linda in #Corrie looks familiar to me and I recognized her voice tonight. I just recognized it as the woman who played Joe Wicks Lorraine’s mother in EastEnders. !”
Another viewer said: “I’ve been bugging me for ages who Katy’s mom is and it’s Joe who slandered #coronationtreet’s mom #corrie #eastenders #classiceastenders”.
Jacqueline played Sarah Preston in Peak Practice, which ran from 1993-1996.
The 56-year-old also appeared on EastEnders from 1996-1997 as Lorraine, the mother of Joe Wicks (Paul Nicholls).
During the year in the square, Lorraine works behind the bar in the Queen Vic pub and begins a romance with Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp).
Actress Jacqueline has also appeared in Corrie before, in 2015.
Linda is the mother of the late Izzy Armstrong and Katy Armstrong.
She was previously married to Owen Armstrong and is the grandmother of Jake Windass as well as Joseph.
Viewers will remember that she took her daughters Katy and Joseph to Portugal before Katy died in a car crash.
Jacqueline is a busy woman, as she also played Doctor Caroline Powers in Doctors from 2000 to 2001.
She also played Valerie Holden in Hollyoaks in 2007 and Lydia Murdock in River City from 2007 to 2019.
The actress has also appeared in A Time to Dance, Full Stretch, Inspector Morse, Ghosts, The Bill, Holby City, Waterloo Road, Casualty and The Shore.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17702171/coronation-street-linda-played-joe-wicks-mum-on-eastenders/ Coronation Street viewers finally watch new character Linda playing Joe Wicks’ mother on EastEnders