Betty Turpin dies along with her hotspot recipe

Betty Turpin, of Coronation Street and The Rovers Return, died four days ago aged 91.

Her real name was Betty Driver and she had been on ‘the street’ since 1969. She unsuccessfully auditioned in 1964 for the role of Hilda Ogden.

Betty served behind the bar at The Rovers, but was probably more famous for her Lancashire hotpot that she served the pub patrons – a funny thing given that she was a self-confessed lousy cook and a vegetarian!

Check out the Meateaters website for a Lancashire hotpot recipe.

RIP Betty Driver.