Saturday, 18 July 2015
'Life-changing' Coronation Street live episode to air
We already know that it'll be an hour-long episode, that two characters will be leaving together during that live episode and that at least one actress won't be taking part.
Another actress - Samia Ghadie - writes in her column for OK magazine that she won't be taking part in the live episode either. Samia, who plays Maria Connor, will be away on maternity leave at the time of the live episode.
Samia talks about the live episode in her column. She reveals that filming starts next week for the block of episodes surrounding the live episode.
She says: "The cast have been given all the scripts, apart from the actual hour long episode of the live as that is under lock and key, so even we don't know exactly what's happening!
"All we do know is that there will be life changing events for some of our most loved characters – I can't tell you which ones though!"
Now then, I know that soap-speak has to be dramatic, that's the nature of soap. It's hyper-real and super-dramatic. So the words "life-changing events for some of our most loved characters" might just mean something as mundane as another baby for Kylie and the resulting paternity battle - is it Callum or David's, for example. (I'm guessing here by the way). Or it could be Eileen decides to leave Streetcars after Fat Brenda's eaten all the Gypsy Creams. It really could be as everyday as that.
Except it won't be, will it? It's to celebrate ITV's 60th birthday so I'm expecting, and worrying that it might be something huge.
What if it's Rita leaving ... or worse? What if it's Tracy taking over the Rovers after her stint at being good manages to convince Steve she's worth another chance and he moves her in behind the bar and boots out Liz? What if it's Becky returning? What if? What if?
What do you think - or hope - it might be, Corrie fans?
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