Shelley Victoria Unwin
(previously Barlow) is a fictional character who appeared in
ITV's British soap
She is the daughter of Bev Unwin
and the late Charlie Unwin. She was
played by actress Sally Lindsay
portrayed the role from 2001 until 2006.
Shelley came to Weatherfield in 2001 as an old friend of then
Rovers landlord Duggie Ferguson
was quick to give her a job behind the bar. She soon established
herself as a firm favourite with the locals. In 2003 Peter Barlow
married Shelley, as he was already married to florist Lucy
Richards, with whom he had a child. He did not tell either of them
that he was in another relationship. He had told Lucy that he had
broken up with Shelley, and no-one knew about Peter's secret
marriage with Lucy. After his bigamy
discovered, Peter was hated by many people in the street. Lucy
Richards emigrated to Australia
baby. Peter then left the street. Since then, Shelley had a
relationship with Charlie Stubbs
which also ended in disaster.
Charlie took control of Shelley's life, and turned her against her
old friend Sunita Alahan
mother, Bev. When her mother returned to the street, Shelley
and wouldn't leave
her bedroom. Charlie used this an excuse to cheat on her. Shelley
eventually became wise to what was going on and on Monday 19
September 2005, she left Charlie standing at the altar.
After a string of bad dates since dumping Charlie, Shelley had
decided her life was going nowhere. In July 2006, she was offered the job of
landlady at a pub in the Peak District in Derbyshire by a representative of Newton and
Tired of being goaded by Charlie and his new
girlfriend Tracy Barlow
accepted the job and left Weatherfield.
Shelley returned in September 2006 to reveal she was pregnant.
Charlie Stubbs was the baby's father after
Shelley had a one-night stand with him just before she left for
The only other people that know about the
baby are Shelley's mother Bev, Fred
and Deirdre Barlow
Bev told. Deirdre decided to tell her daughter, Tracy, against
Bev's wishes in the hope her daughter would see sense about the man
she lived with. Tracy was devastated and she confronted Shelley,
then Charlie when he returned from a trip away. Bev wanted Shelley
to have an abortion as the child would remind them all of the bad
times they had with Charlie. Shelley though, wanted to keep the
baby. After a final confrontation with Charlie, Shelley left
for good, but not before
telling Bev she would not attend her wedding to Fred Elliott.
It has since been reported Shelley has since had the baby and
resolved things with Bev, but nobody knows whether the child is
male or female. Liz McDonald
see Shelley for several weeks in June 2007.