Bernie Winters (Jane Hazlegrove) gets the absolute shock of her life in upcoming Coronation Street episodes, as she meets someone that looks incredibly like her.
The person in question is Fern, played by actress Gabrielle Glaister.
It was Jane herself who came up with this storyline idea after she and Gabrielle were constantly mistaken for each other.
Jane revealed that the pair look so similar even some of their Coronation Street colleagues have even stopped Gabrielle in the corridor to chat thinking it was her.
She said: ‘I mentioned this idea to Jonathan a while ago. Gabby and I are constantly mistaken for each other with people saying they have seen one of us in something when it was the other one.
‘We have often laughed about it together but then I started thinking it might be fun to have her in the show as Bernie’s secret twin or a doppelganger.
‘I was so chuffed when they told me that they had devised this storyline and that Gabby was on board.
‘Shortly after I had heard that we were doing the story, I was at the Soap Awards and someone who used to work with Gabby started talking to me thinking I was her.
‘The actor was mortified when I pointed out who I was but of course I don’t mind being mistaken for Gabby, it is a huge compliment and secretly I was thinking “that’s brilliant, this storyline is going to work so well”.’
So, let’s get into the story.
After securing herself a new job as a cleaner for Dev’s (Jimmi Harkishin) businesses, Bernie returns to Weatherfield with Joseph’s new uniform and a posh blazer for herself – wrongly given to her by the shop assistant.
The video sees Bernie posing in front of the mirror, but her good mood is interrupted when Fern knocks on the door.
Fern is judgemental when she arrives, arguing that no one in Coronation Street could afford the posh blue blazer – and that annoys Bernie greatly.
As the conversation progresses, Bernie and Fern realise they have a lot in common.
They’re the same height, get compliments on the same body features…and it looks like they’re set to take full advantage of it.
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