Monday, 8 February 2016

Michelle Connor’s first love arrives on Coronation Street


Michelle Connor’s marriage to Steve McDonald will be put to the test this spring when her first love arrives in Weatherfield.

Will turns up in the Rovers to book Michelle as his wedding planner but she is stunned to realise her new client is an old flame from her teenage years.

Leon Ockenden, best known for his roles in Waterloo Road and Mr Selfridge, has been cast as the charming ex-boyfriend and it isn’t long before Will and Michelle are taking a trip down memory lane.

With Steve McDonald still over in Spain helping out brother Andy, Michelle has been left running the pub and helping with Steve’s daughter Amy, whilst trying to run her own business.

And it soon becomes clear that there is unfinished business for the former lovebirds as they spend more and more time together planning the wedding.

Can Michelle and Will avoid temptation or will they risk both their relationships by letting their feelings for each other take over? Will Steve arrive back in Weatherfield in the nick of time?

Will’s first scenes will be screened in April, Leon and Kym started filming together this week.

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

Vote for your all-time favourite Corrie women

If you haven't yet, there's still another week for you to vote for your favourite Corrie women. You can vote for as many as you like and enter your own names as well.

The reaction has been great so far and thank you for that.

You can vote by following this link. And there's a link in the margin.

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

Corrie's Richard Hawley confirms romance for Johnny and Jenny

Last week we brought you the news that Jenny Bradley would become friendly with Johnny Connor.  What we didn't know was how friendly the two of them would be!

This morning on ITV's Good Morning programme, Coronation Street actor Richard Hawley, who plays Johnny Connor, confirmed that Johnny and Jenny do end up together, romantically-like.

Richard admitted he was surprised by the relationship between his character and that of Jenny so-called Bradey. 

He said:  "I was surprised because I thought we might see something between Johnny and Liz. I thought we'd be good friends and perhaps something would grow but maybe a relationship is too soon for Liz.

"It's interesting what is going to happen between Johnny and Jenny. He is a sucker for vulnerability and she's getting a hard time at the factory from all the workers at the moment. He has a very vulnerable side too. So in a way, I think they are bother good for each other.

"They both want a fresh start and I think this will mark a new dawn for them."

You can watch Richard's interview at The Mirror website.

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

Preview of tonight's double Corrie - Monday 8 February

Monday 8th February
LEANNE’S DAY GETS AN UNEXPECTED KICK As Simon leaves for school, he tells Leanne that he doesn’t want her to watch his football match. But refusing to be put off Leanne heads to the game with Ken and Zeedan in tow. Leanne’s surprised to see Tom there (the guy who she got talking to last night) whilst Simon’s furious to see her chatting up the manager. At half time, Simon lays into Leanne for embarrassing him by flirting with Tom and bringing Ken and Zeedan with her. As the football match hots up, Simon tackles another player, bringing him down and causing him to writhe in pain as Leanne watches in horror.
PHELAN TAKES DRASTIC MEASURES Kevin’s pleased when Jason and Phelan assure him they should finish the Arches today. Anna overhears Phelan on the phone unsuccessfully touting for more work. Phelan then sneaks into the Arches and sabotages the fuse box. When Jason switches on the lights there’s a loud bang. Phelan tells Kevin they can sort it but it’ll mean another week’s work. Kevin’s grateful, while Anna tells Kevin she reckons Phelan tampered with it himself as she knows he’s short of work. Will Kevin buy this?
THERE’S STRANGE GOINGS ON AT UNDERWORLD Eva heads into work early with some food for Marta. Marta complains that she’s cold and Eva promises to try and find her a coat. In the factory Sean shows off his new coat. However Sean’s later furious to discover his coat missing. As the factory girls argue about who could have stolen it, Marta suddenly emerges from behind some boxes wearing Sean’s coat and makes a dash for it. Everyone watches open mouthed.
ELSEWHERE With Audrey recuperating at home, David’s run off his feet at the salon. Clearly stressed, David realises with horror that he’s put the wrong dye on Beth’s hair. 

Monday 8th February
LEANNE TACKLES HER GUILT Simon assures Leanne it was an accident and he didn’t mean to break Kyle’s leg. As Kyle is stretchered from the pitch, Leanne’s deeply worried. Simon remains adamant that Kyle’s injuries were an accident. When Leanne looks disbelievingly, Simon lashes out, hitting Ken’s car with his bag. But Simon later confesses to Zeedan that he hurt Kyle on purpose and he was glad to see him suffer. Zeedan shares the awful news with Leanne. Concerned that Simon is totally out of control, Leanne decides the time has come to take drastic action.
ANNA’S OBSESSION LEAVES HER OSTRACIZED Kevin defends Phelan, convinced he would never try and rip him off. Anna heads home, furious at Kevin for taking Phelan’s side yet again. Gary warns Anna that by keeping the truth about Phelan from Kevin, she’s pushing him away. Will Anna admit he’s right?
EVA LETS AIDAN IN ON HER DISCOVERY As Eva, Sean and Sinead fuss round Izzy, she confirms that her hip was hurt as Marta barged past. Having discovered a makeshift bed, Jenny tells them that the homeless girl was obviously sleeping in the factory. In the Rovers, the factory staff discuss the plight of the homeless girl, realising that she must also be the thief. Eva admits to Aidan that she knew Marta was in the factory but she was worried for her safety as she was on the run from some people who kept her as a slave. Aidan’s shocked. Meanwhile finding Jenny alone, Johnny buys her a drink and assures her that the factory girls will come round eventually. Jenny’s glad of his company.
ELSEWHERE Dressed up and sporting her new hair do, Beth has dinner with Kirk. But halfway through the meal, her skin becomes itchy and blotchy and blaming the bistro food, Beth insists Kirk takes her to hospital. Kate confides in Caz how Johnny admitted to an affair that led to her mother’s death and that Carla is her half-sister. Caz wishes she’d been there for her but Kate assures her she’s fine and that Sophie was a tower of strength.

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Is Mrs O'Driscoll a nasty piece of work?

Does anyone else think that Mrs O'Driscoll might be involved in the smuggling ring in Coronation Street?

Polish Mrs O'Driscoll has, to this fan, come across as rather cold so far and a little bit sinister.  And as we now know, the mystery girl who Eva found in the factory is also Polish.  Might there be more of a connection between Mrs O'D and the slave girl Marta?


Julia O'Driscoll is played by Malgorzata Klara. She comes from Warsaw, Poland) and has appeared in several television series and stage productions in her own country and in Germany. The role of Julia was her first role in the UK.  Malgorzata is on twitter at @malgosia_klara

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

Corrie weekly awards for Feb. 1 - 5

Harassment award: Jenny has an unfortunate past but she's not a thief and there's no evidence. Yet Sally spearheaded a campaign of bullying all week, made worse by the incident with Jack which also wasn't Jenny's doing as proven. Can't blame Jenny for finally getting her back up and warning Sally off.

Rude Boy award: Aidan. He's always shouting and rude. Then he tosses Eva into the van like a sack of potatoes. And *then* he seems to have allowed *her* to pump the petrol!! Aidan actually had Eva pump the gas into the van??? In that dress? His excuse? He wanted to call his father again. Which he did continually until the hostess called him on his bad manners at a dinner party.

Rude Boy II: Richie O'Driscoll isn't much better. What right does he have to demand personal differences stay out of the factory, the factory that he doesn't own. If his orders aren't affected, it's none of his business.

Continuity questionable: I refuse to believe that Eva, stylish as she is, didn't know what a pashmina was.

Fashion and Entertainment WOW: Eva

Musical ambience: Aww, Sean played I Will Survive just for Mary! What a wonderful, supportive thing to do and she lapped it up!

Bluff Award: Aidan wasted no time calling Sally's bluff. Fire Jenny or I'll resign? See ya!

Campaign fail: Tim wants to be supportive of Sally but I think he'd be happier standing behind her on the podium smiling than doing any actual campaign work!

Lines of the week:
Norris to Jenny "Have you flogging sweets to children? That'd be like something out of Hansel and Gretel"
Rita "If everyone that Norris insulted dropped dead, I'd be up to my knees in corpses in that Kabin"
Dev "It's just concern" Mary "That's how Norris dresses it up. But the minute he gets the scent of scandal in his snout, he's like a pig rooting around for truffles"
Sally "You're no Mother Theresa, Rita, you work in a sweet shop"
Carla "Johnny, I'm not a pork pie and pickled onion kind of girl" (but she does like a bag of chips now and then) "Would you like a pashmina?" Eva "Oh yeah, yeah, I'll drink anything" Aidan "Make that two. No ice"
Eileen to Jason "It's a metaphor, ya plank. Read a book!" Jason "You first!" (Bazinga!)
Fiz "We're tightening our belts, Prosecco Boy, remember?" Tyrone "If I tighten it any more might rupture me spleen"
Carla to Johnny "If I'd wanted someone to fight my battles for me, I'd have picked someone bigger and scarier than you!"
Tim "You should get one of those candy necklaces" (re a steady sugar fix) Sally "Oh that's all I need, surgary spit in me decolletage"
Sally "I feel like I've been waiting for this all my life, it's like a Call to Arms"
Jenny about Sally "She's like a fly buzzing round me head. You know what happens to flies? They get swatted!" (Yay, Jenny's starting to find her spirit again, which may or may not be a good thing, at least for Sally)
Leanne about Aidan "He is totally smitten" Eva "Yeah, about piggin' time!"
Tim "My brain's like a finely tuned machine. Possible a bacon slicer"
Mary to her friends "Amongst you all the corpses of dead relationships must lie 10 deep. And I know you feel my pain" Erica "Well she's not wrong"
Erica "If all men were off the menu, it would be a very bland diet"



Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

First-look pics: Anna fights Phelan on Coronation Street

Here are some preview pictures from the episode of Coronation Street to be shown on Friday 19 February.

Anna vows to have it out with Phelan once and for all and before Gary or Izzy can stop her, she storms back to the yard and sets about smashing up Phelan’s van. When Phelan arrives back, Anna launches herself at him, her hatred evident.



Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Valentine's gift ideas for Coronation Street fans

It's nearly St. Valentine's Day and if you're looking for gifts for the Corrie fan in your life, then here are some ideas.
Bet and Hilda pictures from Funky Pug.

Check out the full range of official Coronation Street merchandise. Details here.

How about tickets to see David Neilson and Chris Gascoyne (Roy Cropper and Peter Barlow) star in a Beckett play in Glasgow or Manchester.  Details here.

Or tickets to see Les Dennis (Michael Rodwell) and Oliver Farnworth (Andy Carver) perform in an Alan Bleasdale play in Liverpoool.  Details here.


Coronation Street tribute book to a soap legend - Deirdre, A Life on Coronation Street


Life-size cardboard models of Kate Ford and Jane Danson.

There are unofficial Corrie gift items at Zazzle  Details here.

Hand-made and unusual Corrie items at Etsy. Details here.

Coronation Street book - A Perfect Duet, the diary of Roy and Hayley Cropper

More gift suggestions here at the Corrie.net shop

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Our Top 10 Blog Posts in last 7 days (automatically updated)

Click on a name to find out more about your Corrie favourites!

aidan connor alan halsall alex bain alison king alison sinclair all about soap awards amy barlow amy kelly andrea beckett andrew paul andy carver andy whyment anna windass anne kirkbride antony cotton audrey roberts awards barbara knox barlows battleaxes becky mcdonald behind the scenes ben price ben tagoe bet gilroy bet lynch beth tinker bethany platt betty driver betty turpin betty williams betty's hotpot bev callard bev unwin beverley callard bill roache bill tarmey billy mayhew billy the vicar blanche hunt brooke vincent bruno langley Callum Logan can i visit the coronation street set Canada canadian coronation street fans cardy o'donnell carla barlow carla connor carmel morgan catherine tyldesley cathy matthews celebrities on coronation street characters joining coronation street characters leaving coronation street charlie condou cherylee houston chesney brown chris fewtrell chris gascoyne claire king classic corrie clothes worn on coronation street colson smith competition conversation street coronation street art coronation street fan events coronation street fan of the week coronation street fans coronation street funerals coronation street history coronation street in canada coronation street look-a-like coronation street map coronation street men coronation street merchandise coronation street news coronation street spoilers Coronation Street The Tour coronation street weekly update coronation street weekly updates coronation street writers craig charles damon rochefort daran little david neilson david platt debbie oates debbie rush deirdre barlow deirdre hunt deirdre Langton deirdre perm deirdre rachid Dennis Tanner dev alahan eileen derbyshire eileen grimshaw ellie-louise leach elsie tanner emily bishop emily nugent ena sharples exclusive interview famous people who have been in corrie fat brenda faye windass fiz brown fiz stape flaming nora florizel street flying ducks gail hillman Gail McIntyre gail platt gail potter gail rodwell gail tilsley gary windass gary's army diaries gay and lesbians gay men in coronation street gay men in soaps gay women in soaps granada manchester coronation street set granada studios gurn of the week helen worth hilda ogden hilda ogden's curlers Hope Stape hot pot how to contact coronation street inside soap magazine izzy armstrong jack and vera duckworth jack p shepherd jane danson jane danson's husband jason grimshaw jennie mcalpine jigsaw jimmi harkishin job vacancies at coronation street julie carp julie goodyear julie hesmondhalgh julie jones julie walters kabin karen mcdonald kate ford katherine kelly kathy jones katie mcglynn Katy Cavanagh ken barlow kevin webster kim crowther kirk sutherland kylie platt kylie turner kym marsh kym ryder leanne barlow leanne battersby leanne tilsley leanne's real mother les dennis lisa george liz mcdonald lloyd mullaney maggie jones malcolm hebden maria connor maria gordon maria sutherland mark llewellin maxine's bench michael le vell michelle connor mikey north mikey north miley windass minnie caldwell Morrissey mothers on the cobbles new set newton and ridley nick tilsley nick's bistro nigel pivaro no.1 Coronation Street no.11 coronation street no.13 coronation street no.3 coronation street no.5 coronation street no.6 coronation street no.7 coronation street no.9 coronation street norris cole norris cole's brother nuttalls brewery odd side of the street official coronation street website oldham coliseum on location outside broadcast paddy mcguinness pat phoenix patti claire patti clare paula lane peter barlow peter gunn pets on coronation street phil collinson Philip Lowrie pickled jo pictures of the coronation street set pigeons pillars of the community platt family props qasim akhtar returning characters rita fairclough rita littlewood rita sullivan road to coronation street rovers bosses rovers fire rovers return rovers return barmaids rovers return fire rovers return landlady roy and hayley roy cropper roys rolls ryan thomas sally webster sally and tim sally dynevor sally webster sally whittaker sam aston samia smith sarah platt schmeichel sean tully simon barlow simon crowther simon gregson sinead tinker sophie webster state of the street steve mcdonald storyline speculation storylines streetcars stuart blackburn stuffed marrow sue cleaver sue johnston sue nicholls sylvia cropper sylvia goodwin terence maynard terry duckworth the corrie years the kabin the road to coronation street through the years tina mcintyre todd grimshaw tony warren Tony Warren inspiration tours of coronation street tracy barlow trafford set tram crash tricia hopkins tyrone dobbs underworld underworld sign unofficial book vera duckworth victoria court fire walking tours weatherfield weatherfield arms weatherfield council weatherfield county weatherfield county football club weatherfield fire station weatherfield gazette weatherfield haulage Weatherfield Open Days weatherfield style weatherfield wayfarer wedding wedding dress weddings weekly awards weekly update where have you seen william roache William Roache Interview window cleaners writers for soaps