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22 November 2019 22:34

Coronation Street Greg Wood Soap opera

The video will start in 8 Cancel Get the biggest celebs stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email The BBC Question Time election debate special saw an unexpected familiar face on Friday. As audience members grilled prime minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and others over their party manifestos, one person sat in the crowd was immediately recognised by fans. As Jo Swinson took to the podium and asked for questions, Corrie fans spotted the detective involved in the factory roof collapse and Rick Neelan's vanishing act was in the audience. DS Beckett actress Kate Rutter had a question too, asking the politician about poverty and if she regretted voting with the Conservatives. She received applause from the crowd with her question, with Jo then providing her with an answer.

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Coronation Street fans stunned as Gary Windass detective appears on Question Time

(Image: BBC) (Image: BBC) As soon as they realised why they recognised her, fans took to Twitter with Corrie airing at the same time as the moment on Question Time. One viewer joked: "She wants to know if Jo Swinson was responsible for the Underworld roof sabotage they have all conveniently forgotten about." Another said: "Why was a policewoman off Coronation Street asking Jo Swindon a question?" A third added: "From arresting Carla Connor to grilling Jo Swinson on benefits, this is one busy detective." Meanwhile a fourth fan asked: "Isn't she the police detective in #corrie." The actress hasn't been in Weatherfield for a while, last seen grilling Gary Windass once more. Viewers may have recognised her from other roles too on the same soap, as Kate has played three roles in total including her latest part as the detective. (Image: BBC) Viewers may know her from her former role on the show back in January 2014. While it was only a brief role, she certainly made an impact as she featured in some huge and highly emotional scenes. (Image: ITV) Kate played celebrant Susie Forrester, who met with a dying Hayley Cropper to discuss her funeral. Kate also played another brief role back in 1996, when she played solicitor Jo Marsh whose client was Liz McDonald, with Liz asking her to help her get a divorce from criminal husband Jim. Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.