Coronation Street star Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Tanner, has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. 


The 80 year old allegedly jumped in her car to go to the police station, to demand the release of her daughter who was arrested for the same offence. The pair had spent the afternoon together in Cheshire.


A source revealed, ‘Barbara wasn’t happy her daughter had been arrested.’


A police spokesman said: ‘Police stopped a car in Hollow Lane in Knutsford. A 56-year-old woman from Gloucestershire was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. An 80-year-old woman from Knutsford later arrived at Knutsford Police Station and was also arrested on suspicion of drink driving. She was bailed pending further enquiries.’


Barbara has been in the soap since 1972 and was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to drama.