Where are Coronation Street's Armstrong family now? From House of Commons to fronting their own sitcoms

CORONATION Street's Tricia Armstrong and son Jamie moved to the Cobbles in 1995.

The mother and son duo had to get away from her abusive husband Carl, but he soon found out the pair were living at number one.

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They were soon chucked out of their house by Mike Baldwin, but were relocated to Crimea Street.

Tricia became close to the Duckworths during her time in Weatherfield and Carl accused her of being in a relationship with Vera's husband Jack.

The cleaner became very close with the family and she later became pregnant with Jack and Vera's son Terry's child.

When Carl was in prison Tricia broke the news and he attacked her.

After the birth of Brad, Tricia and her children fled the Cobbles with her new boyfriend Ray Thorpe.

But where are the Armstrong family now and what are they up to?

Tricia Armstrong – played by Tracy Brabin


After playing Tricia from 1994 to 1997, the MP bagged herself a number of roles on TV including The Bill, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Holby City.

She's also written for the likes of Heartbeat, Family Affairs, Crossroads, The Story of Tracy Beaker and Hollyoaks.

But acting isn't her only passion, with politics also playing a huge part in her life.


The 59-year-old has been a Labour party politician representing Batley and Spen for the past five years.

She was Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, but is now Shadow Minister for Cultural Studies.

Last year one of her "revealing" outfits that she wore in the House of Commons recently came under fire after her dress slipped off her shoulder.

Jamie Armstrong – played by Joe Gilgun


Since Joe's stint on the ITV soap as naughty Jamie, his career has gone from strength to strength.

The 37-year-old landed a role in guest role in Hollyoaks in 2004, and a year later was followed by playing Rico in Shameless.

Joe then played Eli Dingle in Emmerdale from 2006 to 2010 and Rudy Wade from series 3-5 of Channel 4's Misfits.

One of his most well-known alter-ego's is Richard 'Woody' Woodford, who he played in the This Is England franchise from 2006 to 2011.

But everyone is currently raving about his Sky One series Brassic, that he created and also stars in.

The hit show follows the lives of Vinnie O'Neill and his gang who live in a made-up tow called Hawley.

Carl Armstrong – played by Jim Millea

After starring in Corrie back in the 90s as evil Carl, Jim returned to the Cobbles a handful of times as different characters.

In 2004 he played the role of DS Duncan, and then in 2013 he played Jeff Rayner, a man who went to the same cancer support group as Roy and Hayley Cropper.

Jim also starred in the likes of Holby City, Heartbeat and Doctors.

But most will recognise him as Veville Ashworth, the husband of Suzanne Ashworth, and the father to Hannah and Josh Ashworth. 

He starred in the Channel 4 soap from 2005 to 2010 in 102 episodes.

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