Mary, played by actor Patti Clare, 47, first revealed that she’s quite possibly Ben’s number-one fan back in 2020.
In an episode of the ITV soap earlier this week, Mary proved that Ben was still firmly at the forefront of her mind during a discussion with George (Tony Maudsley).
They were talking about novelty funerals, which aim to give a more personal touch to the event.
Mary shared her desire to have a funeral package focused on Ben. Specifically, she’d like to be laid to rest in a Ben bed.
On today’s Good Morning Britain, Ben, 48, revealed what he thought of the reoccurring narrative.
Kate Garraway opened the show by asking Ben: ‘Were your ears burning on Tuesday night?’
After letting out a little bit of laughter he said: ‘It’s that strange thing that happens when you get mentioned in people’s conversations and you’ll get a message.
‘Tuesday night, Coronation Street happens, my phone went absolutely bonkers with mentions.’
‘Mary is particularly fond of me I think,’ he summarised.
In a later discussion, he added: ‘The lovely Pati Clare plays Mary so brilliantly, it’s really flattering’.
His inclusion is also impressing one particular family member
‘My great aunty Jan is always beside herself as she’s a massive Corrie fan,’ he revealed.
We think Ben should make Jan even happier, and do a Corrie cameo!
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