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Corrie's Roy Cropper 'set to wed for a third time'

Published 22/04/2016

David Neilson
David Neilson

Coronation Street's Roy Cropper might actually get his happy ending when Cathy Matthews proposes to him - two years after he helped his terminally ill wife Hayley end her life.

Roy Cropper looks set to marry again on Coronation Street.

The character, portrayed by David Neilson in the ITV soap, has had his fair share of drama and depression over the years. Most recently, he helped his on-screen wife Hayley Cropper commit suicide after she decided she wanted to end her life instead of continuing to live with a terminal illness.

But in recent months, Corrie viewers have seen Roy growing closer to Cathy Matthews, played by Melanie Hill.

And now the Daily Mirror have revealed that Roy could finally get his ultimate happy ending, after Cathy proposes to Roy and he eventually says yes.

"Roy had to deal with the death of Hayley and had very tough and emotional storylines for months so writers felt he needed a happier 2016," a source told the newspaper.

"He and Cathy have been getting on brilliantly and so she decides to take things to the next level and gets down on one knee. It is a bit of a shock to Roy and some of the others on the Street but viewers will be pleased to see him have some happiness back in his life. He is a much-loved Corrie character and although no date has been set, it looks odds-on that this will be another big soap wedding."

If he does end up marrying Cathy, it will be Roy's third wedding. Back in 2003 he married Tracy Barlow in an attempt to adopt her child with Hayley. That marriage was eventually annulled and in 2010, Roy wed Hayley.

In an interview last year (15) with Coronation Street Blog, David admitted he was hopeful Roy might find love again but wasn't sure what the writers had in mind for his character.

"It’s (dating, Cathy) a completely new area for him. It depends how it’s handled – it’s all going to be in the writing. Anything is possible," he smiled. "I think it’s the appetite of the writers… and then I deal with it. When it comes through that process, it lands in my pigeonhole and I’ve got a pile of scripts and I go ‘oh, right, OK - what’s happening here?’ Again, it’s like life. I don’t know what’s going to happen this afternoon."

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