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Helen Worth is an actress, who has portrayed Gail Rodwell (formerly Potter, Tilsley, Platt, Hillman and McIntyre) since 1974.

Although she is the third longest serving actress in the show (Barbara Knox is currently the second longest, who appeared as a regular since 1972), she is the second cast member who actually appear in the most episodes, with original star William Roache being the first.


Born Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth on the 7th January 1951 in Ossett, Wakefield, to Alfred and Gladys Wigglesworth (Nee Nicholson).

Her first credited appearance was in an episode of Z Cars in 1963, in which she was credited as Helen Wrigglesworth.

In 1971 she appeared in the Doctor Who serial story Colony in Space.

Corrie career (1974-)[]

Helen Worth was originally brought into the show on a short term basis, as Gail was introduced as a friend to Kathy Jones' character Tricia Hopkins. Worth appeared for ten episodes from July to November 1974, and returned as a regular cast member in February 1975, and has continued in the role ever since.

In 2014 a tribute show was made for Gail to celebrate 40 years of the character.