Coronation boulevard's Paula Wilcox first regarded on the cobbles 51 …


Paula Wilcox has joined Coronation Street as Elaine, but she made her first appearance in the 1960s.

Actress Paula Wilcox recently joined the cast of Coronation Street as evil Geoff Metcalfe’s wife Elaine Jones.

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A coronation is the act of placement or bestowal of a crown upon a monarch’s head. The term generally also refers not only to the physical crowning but to the whole ceremony wherein the act of crowning occurs, along with the presentation of other items of regalia, marking the formal investiture of a monarch with regal power. Aside from the crowning, a coronation ceremony may comprise many other rituals such as the taking of special vows by the monarch, the investing and presentation of regalia to the monarch, and acts of homage by the new ruler’s subjects and the performance of other ritual deeds of special significance to the particular nation. Western-style coronations have often included anointing the monarch with holy oil, or chrism as it is often called; the anointing ritual’s religious significance follows examples found in the Bible. The monarch’s consort may also be crowned, either simultaneously with the monarch or as a separate event.
Once a vital ritual among the world’s monarchies, coronations have changed over time for a variety of socio-political and religious factors; most modern monarchies have dispensed with them altogether, preferring simpler ceremonies to mark a monarch’s accession to the throne. In the past, concepts of royalty, coronation and deity were often inexorably linked. In some ancient cultures, rulers were considered to be divine or partially divine: the Egyptian pharaoh was believed to be the son of Ra, the sun god, while in Japan, the emperor was believed to be a descendant of Amaterasu, the sun goddess. Rome promulgated the practice of emperor worship; in Medieval Europe, monarchs claimed to have a divine right to rule (analogous to the Mandate of Heaven in dynastic China). Coronations were once a direct visual expression of these alleged connections, but recent centuries have seen the lessening of such beliefs.
Coronations are still observed in the United Kingdom, Tonga, and several Asian and African countries. In Europe, most monarchs are required to take a simple oath in the presence of the country’s legislature. Besides a coronation, a monarch’s accession may be marked in many ways: some nations may retain a religious dimension to their accession rituals while others have adopted simpler inauguration ceremonies, or even no ceremony at all. Some cultures use bathing or cleansing rites, the drinking of a sacred beverage, or other religious practices to achieve a comparable effect. Such acts symbolise the granting of divine favour to the monarch within the relevant spiritual-religious paradigm of the country.
Coronation in common parlance today may also, in a broader sense, refer to any formal ceremony in relation to the accession of a monarch, whether or not an actual crown is bestowed, such ceremonies may otherwise be referred to as investitures, inaugurations, or enthronements. The date of the act of ascension, however, usually precedes the date of the ceremony of coronation. For example, the Coronation of Elizabeth II took place on 2 June 1953, almost sixteen months after her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952 on the death of her father George VI.

Coronation Street's Paula Wilcox first appeared on the cobbles 51 …

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But now the newcomer has revealed her first role in the soap was actually more than 50 years ago.

In fact, she began her career on the cobbles back in 1969 when she played Tracy Barlow’s aunt Janice who left home to move in with her brother Ray.

Coronation Street's Paula Wilcox first appeared on the cobbles 51 …

But just three weeks after her debut, she ran off with his money and exited the soap.

During an appearance on Lorraine this week, Paula was shown a clip of her first stint in Weatherfield.

Paula Wilcox was on Coronation Street 51 years ago.


She explained: “I was playing a runaway from borstal and I showed up on the Street dead rough and I was rude to everyone.

“I was particularly rude to Elsiee Tanner, I… told her where to go.”

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Before adding: “And a friend of my mum’s who was a huge Corrie fan was like ‘Oh I’m so glad you told that Elsie Tanner where to get off. She’s been getting above herself’. “It was like I wasn’t this girl she had known since I was eight.”

Half a century later, and Paula now plays Tim Metcalfe’s mum, Elaine who was able to escape evil Geoff’s controlling ways.

But it turns out Tim is not very happy to be reunited with his mum, as he was previously led to believe that his mum was Tessa, who passed away.

Paula Wilcox is back on Coronation Street as Elaine.


Discussing what viewers can expect from Elaine and Tim’s meeting, Paula told ITV viewers: “It’s very odd because she sees Geoff and Tim on the Street the first time she ever sees them and she assumes that he is Tim.

“Then later on, she does actually meet him but he doesn’t know who she is.

“He is quite brusque with her and then he doesn’t believe her, then it’s very, very tough because all of a sudden she’s been this heroine to Yasmeen, and she feels like… I’m out there and facing down some of these demons and still I really don’t want to face Geoff.

“But I’m sure that my boy will, as soon as he sees me, fall into my arms and say: ‘Mum, where have you been all my life!’ and that doesn’t happen.

“I think it’s a big, big shock – that’s a real step back in a way. She’s taken baby steps forward and that’s a real knock in the face again. So, she’s right back down on the ground.”

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