Corrie star hints at Dennis and Rita romance
Published May 7 2011, 00:18 BST | By Sophie Hines Coronation Street
star Philip Lowrie
has hinted at a possible relationship between his character Dennis Tanner and Rita Sullivan.
Lowrie recently returned to Corrie
after 43 years, and has previously described how good it is to be back on the show
Speaking to the TV Times
about a possible romance between Dennis and Rita, Lowrie said: "That's been hinted at.
"I asked Barbara Knox, who plays Rita, how many husbands has she had? She said two, so there might be a third, you never know!"
The 74-year-old said that he didn't have to audition for his return to Weatherfield, and was instead offered a six-month contract by producer Phil Collinson.
Lowrie explained: "I said to myself years ago that I was fed up going to auditions and getting rejected, but if somebody asked me to do something I'd do it. And I can't see anything not to like about this, especially the storyline. It gives the character somewhere to develop."