|Children||A son and a daughter|
|First appearance||29th January 1969|
|Last appearance||31st May 1978|
|Number of appearances||23|
|Played by||Ted Morris|
Edward "Ted" Loftus was a clerk at Dave Smith's Betting Shop in Rosamund Street in the late 1960s and early 1970s. A quiet, glasses-wearing man, Ted was married to Freda Loftus and they had two children, a son and a daughter.
In 1969, Ted challenged Betty Turpin to a darts match, and attempted to bedazzle her with his obvious passion for the game. Ted won the match - but he didn't know that Betty had thrown it so that Ray Langton would lose money he had bet on her.
When Dave sold the shop to Benny Lewis, Ted was kept on, and they appeared to get on well together. In 1973, Ted appeared at Stan and Hilda Ogden's party at 13 Coronation Street and got chatting to Hilda, who was keen to dispel the notion that she was all "mop and turban". The encounter was not forgotten as when a ballroom dancing class was held at the Community Centre Ted asked Hilda to be his dance partner, and she accepted.
In May 1978, Ted and Freda performed in a pram race, on the Flying Horse team, and they were awarded first place when Suzie Birchall and Steve Fisher, who passed the finishing line first, were found to have cheated.