Claire King slams Corrie over ‘joke’ miscarriage storyline

Claire King, 55, SLAMS Corrie over ‘joke’ miscarriage storyline that left her ‘horrified’… as she returns to Emmerdale as Kim Tate

Claire King launched a venomous attack on Coronation Street over their treatment of her character¬†Erica Holroyd’s miscarriage storyline as she returns to Emmerdale.

The former Corrie star, 55, freely expressed she was ‘horrified’ at their handling of the sensitive subject as she branded the storyline a ‘bit of a joke’.

Reflecting on the miscarriage storyline, the actress slammed the bosses for ‘cutting’ the story short when it’s a topical conversation to have especially for older women.

'It was a bit of a joke': Claire King, 55, slammed Corrie over 'joke' miscarriage storyline that left her 'horrified'... as she returned to Emmerdale as Kim Tate 

'It was a bit of a joke': Claire King, 55, slammed Corrie over 'joke' miscarriage storyline that left her 'horrified'... as she returned to Emmerdale as Kim Tate 

‘It was a bit of a joke’: Claire King, 55, slammed Corrie over ‘joke’ miscarriage storyline that left her ‘horrified’… as she returned to Emmerdale as Kim Tate¬†

She told What’s On TV: ‘I literally was in for 12 episodes and they decided to bring her back and we had the pregnancy storyline, which was a bit of a joke.

‘It could’ve been a big story. They did it with Kym Marsh afterwards which got a lot of praise but they just left it at mine and finished it.¬†

‘I felt as though it was cut short a bit, particularly for older women, because it is a topical conversation to have. It could have been delved into more.’¬†

In the harrowing storyline, Erica lost her baby in her first trimester after accidentally falling pregnant with the love child of Nick Tilsley’s Ben Price.

Having starred in Corrie from 2014 until 2017, Claire has made a sensational return to Emmerdale after 19 years away from the soap. 

Outrage: Reflecting on the miscarriage storyline, the actress slammed the bosses for 'cutting' the story short when it's a topical conversation to have especially for older women

Outrage: Reflecting on the miscarriage storyline, the actress slammed the bosses for 'cutting' the story short when it's a topical conversation to have especially for older women

Outrage:¬†Reflecting on the miscarriage storyline, the actress slammed the bosses for ‘cutting’ the story short when it’s a topical conversation to have especially for older women

Speaking to The Mirror, the actress said that despite her fears, it felt like ‘coming home’ to Emmerdale as she made a return to the Dales that made her a star.

Kim’s return will send shock-waves through the village when it plays out on-screen next week, and jaw-dropping scenes could see her life hanging in the balance after she is pushed down the stairs at a masquerade ball.¬†

Speaking about her return, Claire admitted it was a challenge keeping the news hidden from much of her friends and family.

Sadness: The former Corrie star, 55, freely expressed she was 'horrified' at their handling of the sensitive subject as she branded the storyline a 'bit of a joke'

Sadness: The former Corrie star, 55, freely expressed she was 'horrified' at their handling of the sensitive subject as she branded the storyline a 'bit of a joke'

Sadness: The former Corrie star, 55, freely expressed she was ‘horrified’ at their handling of the sensitive subject as she branded the storyline a ‘bit of a joke’

Shock: Claire cited Kym Marsh's miscarriage storyline was hugely praised and had a big deal made out of it (pictured in September 2018)

Shock: Claire cited Kym Marsh's miscarriage storyline was hugely praised and had a big deal made out of it (pictured in September 2018)

Shock: Claire cited Kym Marsh’s miscarriage storyline was hugely praised and had a big deal made out of it (pictured in September 2018)

She said: ‘It was top secret. I told my mum and dad and my partner. But my name was secret on call sheets and scripts. I had to park round the back so fans at the front couldn’t see me. ¬≠Everybody kept it really quiet.’

‘I’m a Yorkshire lass anyway so it is like coming home. And the house hasn’t changed a bit.

‘I have been surprised at the reaction. But it is also daunting being up there in the middle of it, the centre of attention.’

She's back! The 55-year-old actress said that despite her fears, it felt like 'coming home' as she made a sensational return to the Dales that made her a star

She's back! The 55-year-old actress said that despite her fears, it felt like 'coming home' as she made a sensational return to the Dales that made her a star

She’s back! The 55-year-old actress said that despite her fears, it felt like ‘coming home’ as she made a sensational return to the Dales that made her a star

Kim’s dramatic return to Emmerdale is set to play out on-screen next week, when she turns up at a charity ball to claim ownership of Home Farm.¬†

After being released from prison, the killer hints she could already have murder on her mind as she tells Graham he needs to ‘take care’ of her nephew Joe.¬†

True to form Kim makes instant enemies before she can even get her feet under the table, no thanks to her inability to hold her vicious tongue.

It's mine! Kim's dramatic return to Emmerdale is set to play out on-screen next week, when she turns up at a charity ball to claim ownership of Home Farm

It's mine! Kim's dramatic return to Emmerdale is set to play out on-screen next week, when she turns up at a charity ball to claim ownership of Home Farm

It’s mine!¬†Kim’s dramatic return to Emmerdale is set to play out on-screen next week, when she turns up at a charity ball to claim ownership of Home Farm

Whoops! But her scheming night takes a dark turn when Kim is pushed over the banisters and sent crashing into the champagne fountain

Whoops! But her scheming night takes a dark turn when Kim is pushed over the banisters and sent crashing into the champagne fountain

Whoops! But her scheming night takes a dark turn when Kim is pushed over the banisters and sent crashing into the champagne fountain

Whoops! But her scheming night takes a dark turn when Kim is pushed over the banisters and sent crashing into the champagne fountain

Whoops! But her scheming night takes a dark turn when Kim is pushed over the banisters and sent crashing into the champagne fountain

Oblivious to the negative impact her abrupt arrival has had on party-goers, she heads upstairs, whereupon her piercing scream stuns guests as she is pushed over the banisters and sent crashing into the champagne fountain.

It remains to be seen whether Kim will survive the horrific ordeal, but bosses have hinted that the culprit will be revealed before the week is out. 

Kim’s explosive return comes as part of the award-winning ITV soap’s annual dramatic week-long October storyline, which in the past has seen a killer car pile-up and Emma Barton’s death.

Who done it? It remains to be seen whether Kim will survive the horrific ordeal, but bosses have hinted that the culprit will be revealed before the week is out

Who done it? It remains to be seen whether Kim will survive the horrific ordeal, but bosses have hinted that the culprit will be revealed before the week is out

Who done it? It remains to be seen whether Kim will survive the horrific ordeal, but bosses have hinted that the culprit will be revealed before the week is out

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