" The actor said that "wasn’t sure how much life there was left in Charlie as he has done things that are so extreme", and that he hoped that he would go "before people can get sick of him." In 2005, actor Bill Ward claimed that people approached him regarding the abuse his character gave to Shelley Unwin (Sally Lindsay).He said that "every now and then, after a couple of beers, somebody will come up and say 'She deserves it, doesn't she?Charles "Charlie" Stubbs is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, played by Bill Ward.He made his first appearance during the episode broadcast on 10 November 2003 and last appearance on 15 January 2007.In 2005, Charlie began a relationship with Tracy Barlow (Kate Ford).He convinced her to move in with him and later in February 2006, manipulated her into having her daughter Amy (Amber Chadwick) move in with her parents. She pretended to be pregnant and used the money he gave her for an abortion to buy expensive shoes and used her "grief" to have him allow Amy to move back in.
The producers claimed that Bill was "an asset to the show", and that they "would have been developing further storylines for the character." Several months after it had been announced in 2006 that the character would be killed off in 2007, Bill Ward revealed that he was eager to film his character being killed off.Charlie first appeared, along with another builder, when Mike Baldwin (Johnny Briggs) refused to move his car to allow them to park.In retaliation, they used a bulldozer to move Mike’s car and it was narrowly saved from being smashed up.When Shelley visited before her mother’s marriage to Fred Elliott (John Savident), she and Charlie had a one-night stand.She told Tracy about their night of passion, who accused her of lying.