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Jerry Morton
Occupation Shopkeeper
Born 12th November 1957
Residence Spain
Father Wilf Morton
Spouse(s) Teresa Bryant
Children Jodie Morton (1978)
Darryl Morton (1989)
Mel Morton (1989)
Kayleigh Morton (1994)
First appearance 18th March 2007
Last appearance 29th September 2008
Duration 2007-2008
Played by Michael Starke

Storylines

Jerry Morton arrived in Coronation Street with his family in March 2007, moving into No. 6 and opening a new kebab shop on Victoria Street. He immediately clashed with next door neighbour Gail Platt, as he was constantly playing his music at full volume. He relied heavily upon his eldest daughter Jodie to care for his younger children - Daryll, Mel, Kayleigh and Finlay - and to run his kebab shop for him, leading to Jodie's departure in November 2007. Jerry began a romance with Eileen Grimshaw, which ended after several months when she told him she felt she was becoming a surrogate mother to his children, and had no desire to assume that role.

Heart Attack

Jerry suffered a heart attack in May 2008, prompting daughter Kayleigh to contact his estranged wife Teresa Bryant. At first Jerry was horrified to see her, but eventually conceded that he needed her help. Teresa moved in with the family, much to Mel's displeasure, though swiftly began to outstay her welcome. In a bid to ensure Jerry would not force her to leave, she took control of his medication and began keeping him deliberately ill, forcing him to rely on her. By August 2008, Teresa's tampering had taken its toll and Jerry collapsed, banging his head on the coffee table as he fell and rendering himself unconscious. He was transported to hospital, where his family were informed there was a possibility he may die, though Jerry soon came round at the beginning of September 2008, and Teresa later confessed her deeds to Jerry. He was horrified by her betrayal. Jerry refused to see his divorced wife Teresa, this eventually led to Mel arresting Teresa for attempted murder.

On 26th September 2008, Jerry told his family that he would like it for them all to move to Spain. After the scandal with Teresa, he yearned for a new start for the sake of his kids and his health. Mel turned down the chance due to her recent qualification as a police officer and Darryl did not want to leave his friends and wanted to run the kebab shop. Disappointed about their decisions but fully understanding, Jerry left Coronation Street on 29th September 2008 with his younger children Kayleigh and Finlay bound for a new life.

On 14th November, Dev Alahan phoned Jerry in Spain and made him an offer on the kebab shop and within a week their transaction was completed. On the day the sale of kebab shop went through, it was revealed Jerry had sold No. 6 to Eddie and Anna Windass, much to the chagrin of Darryl and Teresa.

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