Corrie actress seriously ill in hospital

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Coronation Street actress Maggie Jones is seriously ill in hospital after major surgery. The Corrie star, aged 75, who plays battleaxe Blanche Hunt, had a life-saving operation on Saturday and remains in Hope Hospital, Salford, Greater Manchester.

A spokeswoman has confirmed that Maggie Jones is said to be "seriously ill". Initially reports were circulating that the Corrie actress had ruptured her spleen in a fall, but it’s been confirmed that those reports were incorrect.

Fellow Coronation Street veteran Bill Tarmey, who plays Jack Duckworth, said his thoughts are with the actress stating: "My beautiful Maggie. She is a delight, she is wonderful and I am just hoping she will be ok."

Maggie Jones, who’s a widow, has been written out until the New Year. Here on A Slice Of Soap, we’d like to wish Maggie Jones a speedy recovery and hope that it won’t be too long before the legendary soap character returns to the cobbles. The show desperately needs her.

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