Coronation Street fans beg ITV bosses for change to Roy Cropper scenes (2024)

CORONATION Street fans have yet another gripe with ITV bosses.

Viewers have tuned into the long-running ITV soap in horror as they watched Roy Cropper (David Neilson) suffer a heart attack.



In a highly-criticised storyline, Roy was wrongly charged and imprisoned as she was suspected of murdering Lauren Bolton (Cait Fitton).

The cafe owner was released from jail, after Nathan Curtis (Christopher Harper) was arrested.

In recent scenes, he was set upon by a group of hoodlums who accused him of being behind the disappearance of Lauren.

Carla Connor (Alison King) promptly saved him, before he was rushed to hospital after collapsing in the cafe later that same day.


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However, it seems that Coronation Street fans are more distracted by the beard that Roy is currently sporting.

After he was threatened at knife point by Griff in prison, the reclusive character has been looking noticeably more ramshackled on the cobbles.

Before his time in prison, regular viewers were used to seeing the character sporting a clean-shaved look.

Viewers do not like the new beard, as they took to social media in their droves to lament the direction of the serial drama.

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Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, one fan said: "Oy, Roy ! You can shave yer beard now. Lauren’s turned up."

A second exclaimed: "Roy definitely needs to get rid of that beard! Or trim it."

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"I'm sorry but I don't like Roy's beard in #Corrie," stated a third viewer.

As a fourth fumed: "Roy really needs to get rid of that beard."

Meanwhile, someone else noted: "I wish Roy would shave off that ridiculous beard. He looks like a hermit."

And a sixth soap fan added: "The beard's not helping, Roy..."

Coronation Street's shock exits 2024

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Corrie has said goodbye to several cast members this year. Let's break down who's left the famous soap:

Eliza Woodrow (Savannah Kunyo) has said farewell to Corrie to start a new life in Germany.

The youngster moved to live with her dad Dom Everett, who went back on the £10,000 bribe Eliza's grandfather Stu had offered to keep him out of her life.

Paul Foreman will bow out of the soap this summer when he loses his fight with motor neurone disease (MND) in tragic scenes.

After beingdiagnosedlast year, the fan favourite, portrayed byPeter Ash,was devastated to learn he only had months left to live.

Viewers know he is planning to take his own life to end his suffering.

Summer Spellman (Harriet Bibby) departed the cobbles after being offered the opportunity of a lifetime to study in America.

Though shestruggled to decide with her stepdad Paul’s impending death from MND, she was convinced she had to live her life to the full.

Simon Barlow (Alex Bain) has struggled with the suddendeparture of his father Peterfrom the cobbles.

The Weatherfield legendleft his family and loved onesbehind on Boxing Day, 2023, when his wife Carla Connor encouraged him to travel around the world with a friend.

Simon's been on a downward spiral ever since and his exit could end in tragedy.

Alya Nazir is set to leave the cobbles as actress Sair Khan prepares to go on maternity leave ahead of the birth of her first child.

It looks likely she'll be heading to Dublin after securing a lucrative new job, leaving her colleague and fling Adam Barlow behind.

Show stalwart Eileen Grimshaw is taking a break to star in the Sister Act The Musical UK tour.

She's had to leave the Street immediately after her son Jason broke his back after falling off a moped in Asia. She will be back filming in May once her dates on the tour come to an end.

This is not the first time the hair and makeup department of the soap has come under fire.

Fans previously lashed out at the overall look of Gemma Winter, played by Dolly-Rose Campbell.

They claimed she had an orange coloured face, which is very different from the pale shade of her neck.

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