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Coronation Street: Star Sue Cleaver Reveals She Was “Knocked Out Cold” During A Scene

Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver revealed a shocking story of an on-set altercation recently. The soap opera star revealed an unfortunate incident that occurred on the show. It was part of the filming, it wasn't a squabble or anything of the sort. However, the outcome is still rather unfortunate.

Coronation Street's Sue Cleaver Talks About On-Set Mishap

This incident occurred all the way back in 2012. Cleaver's character of Eileen Kershaw got into a fight with Judy Holt's character of Lesley Kershaw. Lesley on the show has Alzheimer's, and Eileen was looking after her at a time as part of the story on Coronation Street.

So, Lesley was supposed to get upset due to her condition and lash out and Eileen. However, what ended up happening, was that Judy Holt ended up misjudging her punch and hitting Sue Cleaver for real.

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Here's how Cleaver described the story to The Mirror. She said, “Judy’s character had Alzheimer’s. She punched me, misjudged it and I got knocked out cold on the floor. I had to visit the hospital to get checked out – she [Judy Holt] was mortified. When it went out on screen they used the real sound from the punch on the show.”

Cleaver Has Now Spent 20 Years On Coronation Street

An actor accidentally hurting their fellow actor as part of a stunt isn't an uncommon occurrence. In fact, considering the number of fights that Cleaver's character has gotten into on Coronation Street, it's a bit of a surprise that this is the only instance of such an incident.

None of this has prevented Cleaver from enjoying her time on Coronation Street, though. She first joined the show all the way at the start of the century in 2000. 20 years later, she's still going strong.

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She wasn't originally planning on staying on Coronation Street past the first year, too. “I originally said I’d stay about a year, but the place is so seductive. Everybody knows an Eileen. She’s every woman, she’s down to earth, level-headed and loyal. She’s a great friend, but cr*p at everything else,” she said.

So, what's next for Coronation Street. They have had to shut down production on the show due to the coronavirus. However, they do have episodes already filmed that will keep the show running until about June.

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