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Friday, 2 December 2022

Spot the Corrie prop - December 2nd 2022

Congratulations this week go to me as nobody spotted that last week's busy bookshelves can be found in Billy the Vicar's flat. Better luck next time! 

For this week's prop puzzle all you have to do is tell us whereabouts on the Coronation Street set you would find these pretty pots.










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Thursday, 1 December 2022

Alexandra Mardell confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special



Alexandra Mardell, who played Emma in Coronation Street, has been confirmed for the ‘Strictly Come Dancing‘ Christmas Special 2022.

Alexandra will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Kai Widdrington.

Alexandra said: “I’ve grown up with ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and my Mum always said she’d love to see me on the show so this really is the best Christmas present I could give her. I can’t wait to get into the training room and see what festive moves I can bring to the table!”

‘Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special’ will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Christmas Day.

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Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Wednesday 30 November




WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 

STEPHEN AND ELAINE CIRCLE EACH OTHER A desperate Stephen calls Six Fellas, the fast food company, and begs them to give him his job back. Making out to Gail that the call is about a business meeting, he hurries off, unaware he’s dropped his phone. In Bolton the boss begrudgingly gives Stephen his job back but he’s accosted by teenagers who steal his delivery box, work phone and demand money. As Stephen spots Elaine approaching he attempts to race away on his moped but in his haste loses control and goes sprawling across the road. 

SEAN FEARS HE’S LOST LAURENCE Todd tries again to explain how he was simply making sure that Laurence got home safely, but Sean’s disbelieving. Laurence approaches Sean in the hope they can talk things through but when Sean accuses him of copping off with Todd, Laurence is stunned. When Sean then finds out from Daisy that Todd is telling the truth, Sean’s gutted to think he’s blown it with Laurence. 

GRIFF PROTESTS THE REFUGEE SUPPORT CENTRE Maria meets with Munir and Daryan to discuss the refugee centre but they’re horrified when Griff and his entourage approach. As Griff confronts Maria, they show her the online petition that Max has set up. Maria’s shocked to see so many signatures. 

ELSEWHERE Summer and Aaron exchange guilty looks as Mike and Esther tell Summer they’ve redecorated the spare room for her. As Esther places her hand on Summer’s tummy, it’s too much and she rushes out. Will Summer come clean about her pregnancy? Steve finds a scratchcard in Tim’s old jacket and discovers he’s won £250. Tim’s livid, pointing out that both the jacket and scratchcard are his. 

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Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Coronation Street Episode Review Monday 28th November

The football is on but I'm here to review last night's Corrie (yesterday I was out watching another Manc legend, Bez, talk about his - well, let's just say colourful - life). 

 Summer and Aaron - Coronation Street - ITV

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the A story in this ep is, yawn, Summer. Aaron must wish he hadn't bribed Kev with cups of tea to let him take the afternoon off as he's immediately embroiled in two stories: Summer's pregnancy and his dad's relapse. Firstly though: creepy Christians Mike and Esther invite Ms Spellman to live with them, to which Summer agrees. Don't do it, Summer! They'll have you in a wicker man by Xmas! Also - nice way to leave Amy and Jay-kub in the lurch. 

Anyway, Summer starts having pains, is bleeding and is eventually told by the hospital that she's had a miscarriage. I apologise to anyone for whom this storyline is triggering, but to be honest it's probably the best way for the story to end - it's frankly ridiculous that Summer could have just held her coat over her belly for the next seven months and then illegally hand over her baby to the Christians. So now instead of pretending she's not pregnant, she wants to pretend that she is pregnant to rinse Mike and Esther of more money to put Madchester reject, Eric, back into rebab. Summer, hun, people have to want to get better. You can't just make someone go to rehab, no, no, no. There's always an AA meeting on when Peter needs one, perhaps he could take Eric along to one of those instead?

Nick and Leanne - Coronation Street - ITV

Meanwhile in business news, Ed breaks the news that it will cost £20K to fix the wet rot in the Bistro, so Nick claims that "Melissa" (Natasha's sister) has authorised the use of Sam's money as a loan to the Tilsley-Battersbys. I suppose Nick does have form for stealing from his relatives (Leanne on the other hand has form for burning businesses down), but it turns out that he's taken Harvey's money. "No strings attached," Nick says to Jambo. Famous last words, Nicholas, famous last words!

KEN - WENDY - MARTHA - ITV - CORONATION STREET 

Martha has helped Mary's performance, but she is finding Ken's rewrites difficult to pronounce, leading to Ken and Martha looking at the script again, and then Martha's script, making Ken late for meeting Wendy in the Bistro. Rather than this OAP love triangle, I want to know when we're going to see a Brian/Mary love match? He has been quite protective of her in the last few episodes and I think they'd make a charming middle aged couple (especially now that Mary has her sophis new 'do). I'd also like to know where Roxanna is going to be staged - the community centre can seat about 6 people. Perhaps a promenade performance, starting in Audrey's, moving onto Roy's, and culminating in the Rovers?

In other business news, Stephen has an interview with Drake (not that one), a creative imagineer, but he (Stephen) doesn't get the job as he doesn't have any social media accounts. Not even LinkedIn??? And in other other business news, Sarah and Michael discuss their business venture of their quite frankly awful dads 'n' lads athleisurewear.

And finally, Dylan confesses that he's fed up of hanging out with Sean. Pretty much like everyone else on the street.

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