Zoe Tattersall was the pregnant girlfriend of Liam Shepherd. She turned up on the Mallett's doorstep in July 1997, after being abandoned by Liam. Judy took her in - with thoughts of adopting the baby but Gary sent her to the Social Services. She later came to the arcade and Judy took her back in, agreeing to buy baby Katie for £2,000. Zoe began a relationship with Ashley Peacock and moved in with him at 4 Coronation Street along with Nick and Leanne Tilsley. She struggled with living opposite her daughter and eventually took her back, renaming her Shannon. She was devastated when she lost Shannon to meningitis and whilst grieving she was recruited by a religious cult, the Etheric Foundation.
In early May 1998, Zoe went berserk and set fire to a pram outside 9 Coronation Street, much to the horror of Gary and Judy Mallett, who were living there at the time. She was taken by the police, who put her in a secure unit for a few days, so she could get better, and clear her head. While she was there, she hacked at her hair with a pair of scissors.
Once she was out, and back at Coronation Street, she went to Fiona Middleton to try and sort out the mess that she'd made of her hair. While Fiona was out, and with Maxine Heavey on the phone to Greg Kelly, she snatched Fiona's young son Morgan. Ashley, Leanne, and Gary went to look for her, and found her by a bridge carrying Morgan. Zoe gave in and handed over Morgan to a policeman. She then jumped into the water after she threatened to end her life. Gary jumped in to try and save her, and managed to drag her out of the water.
Zoe was taken to hospital, then handed over to the police. After a few weeks, she came back to the Street to see Ashley. She stayed with him until December, then despite his protestations, left Coronation Street for good to be with her religious friends.
First and last linesEdit
"Leave it alone, Liam" (First line)
"Goodbye." (Final line, while hugging Ashley Peacock)