Claire King slams Coronation Street's 'joke' miscarriage storyline
4 October 2018 - 10:00 AM

Claire King slams Coronation Street's 'joke' miscarriage storyline

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Claire King thinks the way "Coronation Street" bosses handled her character Erica Holroyd's miscarriage storyline was "a bit of a joke."

The 55-year-old actress portrayed the womanising blonde from 2014 until 2017 - during which time her alter ego accidentally fell pregnant with Nick Tilsley's (Ben Price) baby before tragically losing it in the first trimester - and she has admitted she was horrified with the way producers handled the heartbreaking story.

Speaking to What's on TV magazine, she said: "I literally was in for 12 episodes and they decided to bring her back and we had the pregnancy storyline, which was a bit of a joke. It could've been a big story. They did it with Kym Marsh afterwards which got a lot of praise, but they just left it at mine and finished it.

"I felt as though it was cut short a bit, particularly for older women, because it is a topical conversation to have. It could've been delved into a lot more. But anyway, I felt that they didn't really know what to do with the character, so it was just "adios!" "

Despite feeling bitter about the lack of storylines she was given during her time on the programme, Claire has admitted she can barely "remember" the soap.

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She explained: "I can hardly remember it, quite honestly. She was a bit stuck on her own because she was a bit of a pinball in a big machine with no family, no ties.

"She literally had one friend, Liz [McDonald, Beverley Callard]; they'd run a bar together in Spain when Liz did her walkabout for a few years."

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Meanwhile, Claire is set to reprise her role as mega bitch Kim Tate in "Emmerdale" next week - more than 20 years after she left in the Dales in a helicopter.

The soap star will only appear in the show for a week but she has promised that her conniving character has plenty of tricks up her sleeve to wreak havoc.

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