Corrie Ken's king of soap marathons.
And Corrie bosses hailed him a soap world-beater.
Ever-present Ken - actor William Roache - has appeared in 2,686 Corrie episodes.
Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire - is runner-up on 2,313 appearances.
Then come Betty Williams - Betty Driver- on 2,091, Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox - on 2,023 and Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear - who clocked up 2,002 appearances before she left last year.
Famous old-timer Ena Sharples - Violet Carson - was way behind on 1,148.
Street makers Granada TV compiled the table at the request of fans.
A spokeswoman said: "William Roache must be the longest running soap star in the world.
"We certainly rate him in a league of his own."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jan 12, 1998|
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