Corrie’s Tracie Bennett opens up on trauma of losing 12 friends to Covid-19

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Tracie Bennett has returned to Coronation Road’s well-known cobbles for the primary time in 22 years after being enticed by a darkish and complicated storyline.

However her pleasure for her new function has been masked by trauma in her personal life.

The 59-year-old has revealed the heartbreaking information that she’s misplaced 12 buddies to Covid-19.

In December, the actress had apprehensive followers about her personal well-being after she inadvertently uploaded a photograph of herself in tears with out caption or clarification.

She later mentioned she was “OK” however tweeted: “There’s been by no means ending overwhelming unhealthy information throughout me for some time.

“Needed to have an emotional cleanse immediately, to reset. Higher out than in. In the meantime, Thanks so very a lot for all of your kindness.”

And now the actress who performs Sharon Bentley on the favored ITV cleaning soap has commented on the robust instances she has been going through.

Tracie Bennett apprehensive followers after posting an image of herself in floods of tears

Chatting with the Each day Categorical, she opened up on the ache attributable to the losses of her buddies.

“I’ve misplaced 12 buddies now. No person trains you easy methods to say goodbye to your mates on FaceTime,” she mentioned.

Tracie, who has usually labored on Broadway through the years, has many buddies in New York’s theatre group.

The American metropolis was massively affected by coronavirus early on within the pandemic.

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Tracie Bennett has returned to Coronation Road after 22 years

And the actress has revealed how buddies within the metropolis needed to cellphone her as much as inform her she wanted to say goodbye to somebody.

“That was so traumatising,” she admitted, saying how she had misplaced eight buddies in 4 weeks.

She added: “In a method, expertise is sensible. However in one other manner, you don’t need to be saying goodbye to your mate and watching them die on FaceTime, do you? That was laborious.”

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Tracie’s Corrie character Sharon marries in 1999, with foster mom Rita (Barbara Knox wanting on.

Now, the actress returns to Weatherfield in a bid to construct bridges with long-lost foster mom Rita Fairclough, performed by Barbara Knox.

Nonetheless her extra sinister purpose quickly turns into clear as she begins to assist her drug lord nephew Harvey (Will Mellor) discover the place Leanne (Jane Danson) and Simon (Alex Bain) are being saved to attempt to cease them giving proof in opposition to him in his trial.

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