Coronation Street fans seriously distracted by Audrey's son's accent | The Sun
ACTOR Todd Boyce reprised his role as Stephen Reid during Friday's trip to the cobbles.
But Coronation Street fans were distracted from his surprise return by his unexpected accent and took to Twitter.
Stephen Reid was last seen in Weatherfield in 2007, relocating to Italy, and nobody had expected him to come back to the Street.
However, soap bosses like to throw in a few casual surprises and made no exception during Friday's instalment of the long-running drama.
Todd Boyce was thus seen climbing out of a taxi as his Coronation Street alter ego came back to visit his family.
He made his way to the barber shop in the hopes of bumping into a familiar face.
Read more on Corrie
Coronation Street’s Kate Spencer marries fiance Paul
Corrie’s Sam Aston reveals baby daughter’s adorable name after wife gave birth
But when he arrived, he only found Elaine Metcalfe (portrayed by Paula Wilcox) banging on the door before he eventually broke his way in.
Stephen was then baffled to find his mother Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) on the edge of consciousness and lying under a heavy motorbike.
Meanwhile, the Platts were discussing how to address the hairdresser's drinking problem with Peter Barlow in Speed Daal.
Stephen was reunited with his family, whom he scolded for not noticing Audrey had been in danger in later scenes before getting into an ambulance with his mother.
more on coronation street
Corrie's Sam Aston reveals baby daughter's adorable name after wife gave birth
EastEnders hardman Phil Mitchell to take BLOODY revenge for son Ben's rape
Nine Coronation Street spoilers including Spider Nugent's return
EastEnders first look as Phil is finally released from prison and seeks revenge
But while Stephen was unimpressed by Gail (Helen Worth) and reprimanded his sibling, fans of the Manchester-based drama were equally disappointed by Stephen's accent.
Viewers swarmed over to Twitter, branding Stephen's accent "over the top."
"WTF is that accent", one viewer penned on Twitter.
A second soap fan added: "Stephen thinks he's in an 80s action film."
"Ok his voice is going to irritate the [angry face emoji] out of me, please don't give him many lines", another viewer wrote while a fourth one quipped: "Stephen not wasting any time in showing off his vocal range."
CORONATION STREET NEWS
Everything you need to know about Coronation Street
- New, leaving and returning Coronation Street cast
- Where is Coronation Street filmed?
- All the Coronation Street spoilers
- Our soap spoiler live blog with up to date news
- Coronation Street's best bits
Another added: "Uuum! Stephen's acting is a bit OTT. You're not in Dynasty mate."
But Stephen's accent may be explained by his story.
The son of Audrey Roberts and Geoff Masters, Stephen was put up for adoption shortly after his birth.
He was then adopted by Joyce and Malcolm Reid who later emigrated to Canada – which explains the accent.
Read More on The Sun
I’m being evicted from my home of 51 years because my dad and brother both died
Teen goes viral with safety tips for women including when not to wear ponytail
But what's next in store for his surprise return?
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV.
Source: Read Full Article