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Why Coronation Street’s Tracy Barlow is 2015’s best soap villain

Corrie’s super schemer may have had a quiet year by her standards, but she’s back in the deadly game with a week of destruction

Tracy Barlow’s been robbed. She didn’t even get nominated for villain of the year at the British Soap Awards, an accolade that went to Hollyoaks’s Patrick Blake. Sure, Chester’s chisel-jawed headmaster spent the past 12 months in a bullying, violent spiral of evil, but he’s a mere beginner. When it comes to being really, really bad, Tracy has devoted her life to the cause.

The red-lipped siren of the cobbles has murdered, married and manipulated her way through Coronation Street for nearly 40 years. Her latest exploits involve an unsuccessful plot to gain control of The Rovers Return by shagging landlady Liz McDonald’s lover Tony into submission.

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