Kate Ford’s Coronation Street character has an extremely various life to her own. Tracy Barlow, who Kate plays, has actually been involved in a big quantity of scandal, drama and criminal activity throughout her years on the cobbles. The character was initially presented back in 1977 and Kate handled the function for the very first time back in 2002. Tracy has actually blackmailed long time resident Roy Cropper, been founded guilty of killer (and killed numerous individuals, including her then sweetheart Charlie Stubbs) and been captured taking other citizens’ charge card in order to rip-off them. The resident bad guy has definitely gone far for herself, however what about the starlet who plays her? Here’s what you must understand. Kate Ford plays Coronation Street bad guy Tracy Barlow (Image: ITV) Kate, 46, initially comes from Salford in Greater Manchester and initially had a taste of the spotlight at the age of 19 when she starred in the video for The Beatles tune Free as a Bird. She then got little parts in program consisting of a one episode stint on EastEnders and Doctors, prior to ending up being the 4th starlet to play Tracy Barlow in 2002. She left the soap for a while when her character went to jail in 2007 and, prior to making a remarkable return in 2010, appeared in one episode of Blue Murder and had another little part in series Missing. Kate Ford plays Tracy Barlow on Coronation Street (Image: ITV) In 2007, Kate wed television manufacturer John Connerty and brought to life her very first kid, a child called Otis James, a year later on in 2008. The marital relationship didn’t last and the set apart 5 years later on in 2013. At the time, Kate confessed that the split had actually been “exceptionally uncomfortable” however stated that she was attempting to concentrate on her work to take her mind off of things. Kate Ford has one boy with her television Producer ex spouse (Image: Instagram/kateford) The starlet had actually formerly dated BAFTA chose star Bart Ruspoli, who had a short stint on EastEnders, for a brief while in 2000. Considering that her split from her other half, nevertheless, the starlet hasn’t been openly connected to anybody – although it might be that she’s simply attempting to keep her individual life personal. The star has, nevertheless, been open about her individual health has a hard time in a quote to assist other ladies. Kate Ford has actually been open about her health troubles (Image: ITV) Kate experiences endometriosis, a condition which impacts the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, and has actually confessed that it often indicate she’s in discomfort whilst on the set of Coronation Street. In an honest post she shared that whilst she gets “a great deal of assistance” she was constantly “sending out hugs” to females in the exact same circumstance. READ NEXT: ‘My Brazilian bottom lift left me on death’s door, I’ve not felt discomfort like it’, exposes TOWIE star Dani Imbert Love Island’s Casey and Rosie verify they’ve divided simply days after leaving rental property TOWIE changes: Junaid Ahmad’s nose task to bottom lifts and gruelling fitness center regular Key minutes from Stephen Bear’s vengeance pornography trial consisting of ‘repellent’ twin bro remark Rylan Clark to lastly reveal natural red hair as he prepares to ditch signature black locks Story Saved You can discover this story in My Bookmarks.Or by browsing to the user icon in the leading.