Kay Mellor was an English actress, scriptwriter, and director. She was known for creating television shows such as ITV British drama Fat Friends (2000–05), as well as co-creating CITV’s British children’s drama Children’s Ward (1989–2000).

Kay Mellor
Kay Mellor

For Granada Television, she began writing for Coronation Street in the 1980s, when she worked as a soap opera writer. Mellor also wrote several episodes of Brookside for Channel 4 in 1989.

Prior to co-creating Children’s Ward with her Coronation Street co-star Paul Abbott, she wrote for the anthology drama series Dramarama.

The series won the 1997 BAFTA Award for Best Children’s Drama. Aside from it, she created and acted in three seasons of the family sitcom Just Us, as well as the 1990s soap opera Families (1990-1994).

Band of Gold (1995), Playing the Field (1998), Fat Friends (2000), Between the Sheets (2003), and Strictly Confidential (2006) were among the many BBC One drama series for which she penned the scripts.

Mellor said she wanted “the real McCoy” to play Ruth Jones and James Corden in Fat Friends, referring to their size. After seeing Corden in a Tango commercial, Mellor enlisted the help of her casting director Beverley Keogh to discover him for her.

Kay Mellor Net Worth At Death

Kay Mellor has an estimated total net worth of $6 million at the time of her death in 2022.