A friend of the actress told The People: "Barbara is never off work so it’s worrying to hear she’s away so long. It’s unusual and we all hope she’s OK." Another insider claimed: "Scriptwriters will now work out a way of explaining her absence on screen."
The 75-year-old first appeared on’t cobbles way back in 1964 – that was only for one episode. She returned on a more permanent basis in 1972 as Rita Littlewood, a woman who earned a living as a cabaret singer. Rita had an on-off relationship with builder Len Fairclough before they eventually married in 1977. Len died in 1983 and Rita would go on to have an abusive relationship with Alan Bradley before marrying Ted Sullivan.
Barbara Knox’s decision to take a break comes just weeks after it was reported that her character would quit running The Kabin for a little while. Let’s hope that Barbara Knox will be back in Coronation Street soon.
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