Corrie fans call for GMB presenter to star in soap as Mary’s celeb crush intensifies
19.09.2023 - 22:33
Coronation Street fans have called upon ITV to create a special guest star role for a household name, as they pleaded with the network to allow Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard to walk the cobbles. The surprising demand came after fan favourite Mary Taylor mentioned her crush on the star during Tuesday’s (19 September) visit to the soap, including a scandalous reference to her daydream about sharing a bed with him! As regular viewers will know, Mary’s showbiz crush has been mentioned multiple times in recent years, with the eccentric character even having wrapped herself in a blanket emblazoned with his face previously.
But it was during the most recent episode, while discussing novelty funerals with undertaker George Shuttleworth that the florist flippantly referred to Ben. The duo had been discussing novelty coffins, with George suggesting that he could seen Mary with something cheerful, like a giant sunflower, prompting Mary to chime in: "Or Ben Shepard's bed." To which a slightly shocked George commented, that it would need to be "custom made" for her.
Fans at home were loving the surprisingly tongue in cheek moment, with many taking to social media to call on ITV to allow Mary to fulfil her dream and finally meet the man himself on the show. “Dear #Corrie producers, please invite Ben Shephard to make an appearance as himself just to make Mary happy,” wrote one fan.
A second agreed adding: “Mary’s obsession with Ben Shephard he needs to make a cameo lol” Before a third echoed the sentiment adding: “We need a Ben Shephard cameo appearance on #Corrie one time. A scene with Mary and Ben would be brilliant!” Another fan even cheekily wondered if Ben was receiving renumeration for the use of his name, as they
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