Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kelly Crabtree: Great Leggspectations

no spoilers were used in the making of this post

Call me an old softie (only in the head -ed) but I feel sorry for Kelly Crabtree. Yes, I know, I know, she only has herself to blame for much of her misfortune. But take a quick look around the factory floor. Let she who is without sin cast the first stone. Janice? (ripped off her mates in the lottery). Teresa? Tried to poison her husband. Carla? (ol' Voldemorticia™ married a killer, committed adultery, hit Jimmy on the head, got a new hairdo with bangs) Hayley? (had the hots for Olaf, an African aid worker). Shall I go on? The point is no one at Underworld is perfect (especially 'Saint Nick'. What a snake! - ed). Kelly just happens to be that one poor soul who keeps paying for her mistakes.

Her unfortunate history goes way back. She slept with Danny Baldwin (a mistake). The only thing she got out of that was her nickname: legs. She went out with Lloyd until she found out he was cheating on her (another mistake). When Becky got a job at Underworld (she was Kelly's old jailbird pal), Kelly gets blamed for Becky's thieving. She sleeps with Steve McDonald (thus all Streetcar owners. What about the cabbies? - ed), bookie Dan Mason, Nick Tilsley and...well, you get the idea.

Kelly has always been her own worst enemy but still, just once, I would have liked to see her find a nice bloke and have something good happen. After all, she is the best machinist at Underworld and, as she herself said, "I'm Kelly Crabtree with the legs!" 

Thanks for all the comments.Regarding jail, I guess I left out a few people. I had forgotten about Sunita and of course there's Jim (whom I also miss). That adds up to lot of jailbirds among our dear Coronation Street dwellers. Who knew? Cheers to all


  1. I'll miss Kelly's over the top reaction to things. Didn't she also have a 'brief' involvement with Liam? And didn't she also have a one-off with Tom Kerrigan? We didn't see him again after that.

  2. thanks for the comment. I had forgotten about Liam and can't remember about Tom. Looks like our Kell has been a busy gal!

    cheers, CH