Gail Rodwell (nee Potter, formerly Tilsley, Platt, Hillman and McIntyre) is a character in Coronation Street who first appeared in 1974. She is the most married woman in the show, she must love wedding cake. Gail is played by Helen Worth.



Gail Potter was born on the 19th April 1958 in Weatherfield to single mother Audrey Potter after a fling she had with Ted Page.










Gails marriages through the years

Gail's husbands through the years.

  • Gail has been noted for the amount of notorious times she has been married, and not only that the times she has been widowed (with only her second husband Martin Platt surviving). She has the same amount of marriages as Steve McDonald (the pair of them have married six times, twice to the same person) which surpasses long-running character Ken Barlow who has only been married four times (twice to the same person) during his 56 year history on the show. Her high marriage count was the subject of a joke in January 2010 when (before going to marry Joe McIntyre) a bunch of characters asked what number of husband he would be and that they had lost count.
  • Gail's recurring feature for getting with "wrong 'uns" such as Richard Hillman (serial killer), Joe McIntyre (drug addict) and Michael Rodwell (burglar) has been made something of a joke as well, although in fairness she isn't alone in this matter.

Memorable infoEdit

Appearances: 29 July–21 August 1974, 11–13 November 1974, 12 February 1975–

Born: 19th April 1958, Weatherfield, Lancashire

Full Name: Gail Rodwell (Nee Potter, later Tilsley, Platt and MacIntyre)

Parents: Ted Page and Audrey Roberts

Siblings: Stephen Reid (Half, same mother)

Grandfathers: Robert Potter

Grandmothers: Nancy Potter

Spouse: Too many to mention, well OK then, Brian Tilsley (twice; 1978–1987, 1988–1989), Martin Platt (1990–2000), Richard Hillman (2002-2003), Joe McIntyre (2010), Michael Rodwell (2015–2016)

Children: Nick Tilsley (1980), Sarah Louise Platt (1987), David Platt (1990)