‘Go away now!’ fume Coronation Street fans as they demand ‘useless and stupid’ character is sacked


CORONATION Street fans have demanded a ‘useless and stupid’ character is sacked.

The ITV soap is currently dealing with the disappearance of teenager Lauren Bolton, with Roy Cropper in the frame.

ITVCoronation Street fans have demanded a ‘useless and stupid’ character is sacked[/caption]

ITVDS Swain recently became a permanent part of the show after three years as a guest character[/caption]

ITVBut her handling of the Lauren Bolton disappearance and Roy Cropper’s arrest for it has annoyed some viewers[/caption]

Roy has become one of the police‘s top suspects after he was the last person to see Lauren before her disappearance, and was then subsequently seen with a shovel and bin bags.

While long-term Coronation Street fans know Roy is innocent and would never harm another person, DS Swain does not think the same.

The character – played by Vicky Myers – has become a permanent part of the show after a number of previous guest appearances during other crime-related stories.

But DS Swain has viewed Roy’s eccentricities in a very different way to those who know him well, and her approach has not gone down well with viewers.

Taking to a Reddit forum, one wrote: “How does DS Swain still have a job?”

They added: “Every little nugget that she grabs onto goes nowhere. None of the people she is suspicious of never has any charges or anything major happen to them. Can she just go away now please?”

Another wrote: “Surly Swain is useless and approaches everything with stupidity.

“But Roy, who is very intelligent and usually approaches every situation with careful thought and wisdom, is also suddenly completely stupid and out of character.”

A third commented: “It used to be she was the one on the ball who seemed like she knew what she was doing but now she’s a main character she has to start acting like she doesn’t have a clue?”

Others were keen for the character to stay, with one writing: “No she can’t [leave], she is Queen.”

Another added: “I quite fancy her. So she can stay for as long as she wants.”

The news of DS Swain becoming a regular character was revealed earlier this month.

The character was first introduced in 2021 when she arrived in Weatherfield to investigate the hate crimes attacks against Nina Lucas and Seb Franklin.

She has also been part of Amy Barlow’s rape ordeal with Aaron Sandford and serial killer Stephen Reid’s major storyline last year.


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Coronation Street airs on ITV1 and is available on ITVX.