Coronation Street actress Betty Driver admitted to hospital for bout of pneumonia

Coronation Street actress Betty Driver has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia. The 90-year-old show veteran who has starred as legendary barmaid Betty Williams, famous for her hotpots for 42 years is believed to have contracted pneumonia.

Just last year, the actress was forced to stay in hospital after a chest infection. A spokesperson for the show confirmed the news saying: ''Betty has been taken to hospital. We are all wishing her a speedy recovery.'' Driver was unable to accept an award at last year's British Soap Awards after she was hospitalised.

A source told The Sun: ''Obviously we are all worried because Betty is such a huge part of the show. She's an absolute trouper and still turns up for work and puts in a flawless performance. We've all sent our love and best wishes and hope for the best.''

The Daily Express were told by another insider: '' Everyone loves Betty, she's part of the heart and soul of Corrie. We know she's an elderly woman but she's always been larger than life. Everyone's keeping their fingers crossed that she pulls through.''

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