Coronation Street star Lisa George’s secret first role on the cobbles unearthed in throwback snap


SHE is known to millions as Beth Tinker turned Sutherland, but playing the loveable character was in fact not Lisa George’s first stint on Coronation Street.

Lisa has in fact appeared on the cobbles twice before her stint as Beth.

Lisa George looks worlds away from Beth during her 2005 stint on the soap

Fans know her from her long-running role as the bouncy factory worker

In an unearthed snap from the ITV show in 2005, Lisa can be seen in character as a Family Liaison Officer to the controversial Harris family.

Lisa appeared in the role across five episodes – playing a much more serious character than free-spirited Beth.

In the snap, she can be seen looking over the Harris family dressed smartly in her working attire.

In 2005, the Harris family were dealt a killer blow when daughter Katy struck her father around the head after he continued to meddle in her love live.

She killed him instantly.

These days, Lisa appears in much more flamboyant and colourful outfits to portray comedic Beth.

Beth landed on the cobbles in 2011 as the ex-girlfriend Steve McDonald, although she quickly moved on with the hapless Kirk Sutherland.

However, their marriage has been tested for the first time in recent weeks as Beth enjoyed a series of secret meetings with her high-school lover, Marco.

It has left Beth and Kirk not speaking to one another despite them both knowing deep down that they still love each other and that they are destined to be together.

Having played Beth and the Family Liaison Officer, you would think Lisa would not have squeezed in a third role as well on the soap.

But in fact, she first appeared on the show in 1997 according to her IMDb profile.

She made a fleeting appearance as a nurse in one episode of the soap.

Having made a name for herself as a Corrie legend, Lisa has also branched out to other roles on popular TV shows.

She had a successful stint on ITV’s Dancing on Ice in 2020 before taking part in All Star Musicals two years later.

Beth has been a mainstay for the last 12 years
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