FURIOUS MAVIS QUITS STREET.Coronation Street's Mavis Wilton Mavis Wilton, (née Riley), was one of Coronation Street's most renowned characters between 1971 and 1997.
Although born in Weatherfield, Mavis was brought up in Grange-Over-Sands, where her parents, despite being tee-total, ran an off licence. is to quit after 26 years on the top ITV (1) See interactive TV.
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Actress Thelma Barlow Thelma Barlow (born 19 June 1929) is an English television actress and writer, most famous for her roles as Mavis Wilton in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street and as Dolly Bellfield in the sitcom dinnerladies. has told Street's bosses she is ditching her pounds 100,000- a-year contract in September.
Her departure is another blow to Street bosses and fans.
It follows the defection of a host of other stars since producer Brian Park vowed to revitalise the Street in a bid to win the ratings war with EastEnders.
A divorced woman.
[French, feminine past participle of divorcer, to divorce, from Old French, from divorce, divorce; see divorce. Thelma was furious when her screen husband Derek - actor Peter Baldwin This is an article about the actor, for the Australian Labor politician, see Peter Baldwin (Australian politician)
Peter Baldwin (born 29 July 1933, Chichester, West Sussex, England) is a British actor. - was killed off last month.
She said last night: "I have been considering leaving for the past two years but now I think the time is right to move on.
"I've been in the show for almost 26 years and have loved every minute of it.
"But now I want to do other things."
Thelma is very close to Peter and felt the decision to get rid of his character wrecked one of the Street's great comedy partnerships.
Peter, 63, who was stunned stun
tr.v. stunned, stun·ning, stuns
1. To daze or render senseless, by or as if by a blow.
2. To overwhelm or daze with a loud noise.
3. by his own axing from the soap, said: "I'm not surprised she is going, it has been in the air.
"Derek's death took away a part of her.
"She was as shocked as I was, the decision to kill him off was totally unexpected."
Granada executives tried to talk her out of going but Thelma stuck to her guns.
But the star has asked them not to kill Mavis off just yet in case she decides on a comeback.