‘Coronation Street’ Daisy Midgley: Is Charlotte Jordan the ITV soap’s next big villain or an iconic mainstay?

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Coronation Street - Ep 10451

Friday 8th October 2021 - 2nd Ep

Leo Thompkins [JOE FROST] joins Jenny Connor [SALLY ANN MATTHEWS] and Daisy Midgeley [CHARLOTTE JORDAN] to sample some beers, but itÕs clear Daisy isnÕt interested in him and making excuses, heads off to bed. JennyÕs frustrated.

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Coronation Street - Ep 10449

Wednesday 6th October 2021 - 2nd Ep

Daniel OsbourneÕs [ROB MALLARD] miffed when Summer Spellman [HARRIET BIBBY] reveals sheÕs now using her mentorÕs personal statement for guidance rather than his. 

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Charlotte Jordan plays Daisy Midgely on Coronation Street (ITV)

Since her arrival on Coronation Street a year ago, Daisy Midgeley (Charlotte Jordan) has established herself as a force to be reckoned with.

As the stepdaughter of Rovers Return landlady Jenny Connor (Sally Ann Matthews), Daisy keeps herself busy by meddling in her relative’s life and making her presence felt by any punter who catches her eye.

But is the troublemaker the latest in a long line of bold Corrie women, just waiting for the right time to be tamed; or is she the soap’s next big villain?

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The character can be malicious and cold; yet she is also capable of warmth and vulnerability. This is made possible by nuanced performances from actor Charlotte Jordan.

Charlotte Jordan plays Daisy Migdeley on Coronation Street (ITV)
Charlotte Jordan plays Daisy Migdeley on Coronation Street (ITV)

So her alter ego’s future could go either way. But based on her short history in Weatherfield, it has to be said Daisy’s misdemeanours are adding up rather quickly.

Earlier this year, she joined Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) in risky business venture Double Glammy, and had no concerns over recruiting other candidates into the dodgy scheme. At this point her conscience appeared to be non-existent and her behaviour only got worse.

She later pursued Ryan Connor (Ryan Prescott), despite his committed relationship with Alya Nazir (Sair Khan).

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Coronation Street - Ep 10363

Monday 28th June 2021 - 2nd Ep

When Jenny Connor [SALLY ANN MATTHEW] discovers that Daisy Midgeley’s [CHARLOTTE JORDAN] stripped Sean Tully [ANTONY COTTON] of his shifts and Emma Brooker [ALEXANDRA MARDELL] has staged a walk-out, she’s furious and reinstates Sean. Daisy’s humiliated, especially when Jenny reveals she’s looked at her finances and is going to buy the pub herself outright. 

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Jenny confronted Daisy over Sean's shifts (ITV)

When Daisy plied Ryan with alcohol and he woke up in her bedroom the next morning, viewers were convinced something sinister was at play and that she had spent the night with him when he was in no fit state to consent.

As it turned out, this wasn’t the case, but Daisy went on to lie that he had made a pass at her which she rejected.

In fact, it was Ryan who turned her down. But by the time the truth came out the young man’s relationship with Alya was already destroyed, and Daisy had grown bored with Ryan.

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Coronation Street - Ep 10365

Wednesday 30th June 2021 - 2nd Ep

When Ryan Connor [RYAN PRESCOTT] reveals that he’s a DJ, Daisy Midgleley [CHARLOTTE JORDAN] urges him to reboot his career and follow his heart. 

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Ryan revealed to Daisy that he's a DJ (ITV)

Despite these awful actions, the fact that Coronation Street chose not to take this story down a more disturbing route suggests the show sees potential to develop Daisy into a more well-rounded character, if she is given a strong arc to lead her there.

The soap did make a start on this by exploring her past. Jenny’s son Tom, who had drowned as a child, was Daisy’s half-brother; and we learned that after the tragic event, she decided to take a first aid course.

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When Daniel Osbourne’s (Rob Mallard) son Bertie was choking in the street, Daisy offered to use her skills to help.

From her mindset, we could see that Tom’s death deeply affected her. Daisy’s mask had well and truly slipped with her outpouring of emotions.

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Coronation Street - Ep 10406

Wednesday 18th August 2021 - 1st Ep

As Adam Barlow [SAM ROBERTSON] changes a battery in BertieÕs toy, Daniel Osbourne [ROB MALLARD] arrives to collect him. Sarah notices the old battery has vanished and, fearing Bertie swallowed it, Daniel scoops him up to take him to hospital. In the street, a passing Daisy Midgeley [CHARLOTTE JORDAN] offers to administer first aid, but Daniel barks at her to get out of the way and rushes off.

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Daisy offered to adminster first aid to Bertie (ITV)

Although this also seemed to be the case when she confessed her loneliness to Jenny, this was only brought up after Daisy was caught out over a blackmailing plot.

The circumstances surrounding her first interactions with Daniel were more organic, with no manipulative tactics involved. These scenes showcased promising evidence of Daisy’s human side being nurtured.

She appears to have taken a liking to Daniel, but it’s already been teased that Daisy’s calculating side will return as she uses babysitting time with Bertie to post selfies and boost her social media popularity.

Will she form a genuine bond with the little boy and show her softer side, or callously dismiss him as an obstacle for her beau’s attention?

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Coronation Street - Ep 10487

Friday 19th November 2021 - 2nd Ep

In the Rovers, Jenny attempts to matchmake between Daisy Midgeley [CHARLOTTE JORDAN] and Ashley [LAMIN TOURAY], CountyÕs new player. Daniel Osbourne [ROB MALLARD] watches on, jealously. 

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Daisy is at home behind the taps at the Rover's Return (ITV)

Daisy could be on track to follow in the footsteps of Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford). These days, Tracy has mellowed but it’s common knowledge that if her neighbours cross her in a big way, it’s at their own peril.

This could mean Daisy will meet her match if she hurts Tracy’s adoptive brother Daniel.

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Over the years, Tracy has earned redemption; but whether Daisy can do the same depends on the soap’s vision for her journey.

So is Daisy set to become an iconic mainstay, maintaining her fiery persona as well as a place in the community? Or is Coronation Street about to spring a shock twist on us, sending her down an evil path as a dangeous wrong’un? 

All we can do is watch this space.

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