|Occupation||Court Security Guard|
|First appearance||1st October 2003|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Benedict Power|
By 2003, Karen McDonald was regretting her wedding of two years previous to Steve McDonald for not being the ceremony of her girlhood dreams but a cheap and cheerful do at Weatherfield Register Office.
Karen formulated a typically mad plan for her and Steve to get divorced and remarry but this time in style. To this end, she decided that, for verisimilitude, it should appear as if they had fallen out because of Steve's infidelities (two in number) and then they could reconcile afterwards. Both sides took to the deception with a little too much eagerness and it was Karen who was upset when she saw Steve with Sonia Marshall in the Rovers. After another row between the two, Karen reached the conclusion that it was being Mrs McDonald that mattered and not the form that the ceremony had taken. She asked Steve to reconsider but matters were well in hand and the divorce papers were being processed in the court that day. Karen rushed there to stop matters but was held up in reception when she set off the alarms in the security arch. The Guard made her empty all metal items from her pockets and, after she again set off the alarm, asked what else she had that was metal. Karen, impatient to get the check over with, lifted her top up to display her belly piercing for all to see and she was let through.