Belfast Telegraph

Marsh wants Welch back on Corrie

Kym Marsh is backing campaigns to bring Denise Welch back to Weatherfield.

Soap fans have started web pages pleading for the Coronation Street favourite, who played feisty Natalie Barnes, to return to the famous cobbles.

"Campaigns have been set up on Facebook and Twitter to bring back my friend Denise Welch as Natalie Barnes. I'd love for her to return - my days at work would certainly be entertaining!" she wrote in her New! magazine column.

Kym - who plays barmaid Michelle Connor in the ITV soap - also reckons viewers should give Corrie newcomer Michelle Collins a chance to find her footing.

The former EastEnder, who portrays Rovers Return's new landlady Stella Price, has been criticised for her northern accent.

"People should give her a chance. She's only just joined Corrie and it takes time to settle in," she said.

"I think viewers are finding it hard to accept because she was such a big character in EastEnders and they still see her as Cindy Beale, which is not fair."

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