Thursday, 18 April 2013

Corrie's Simon Gregson tweets soap secrets

From twitter @simongregson123
I love following (some) of the Coronation Street cast and crew on twitter and when I saw this one that Simon Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald, tweeted the other day, I did a sort of internal 'eek' you do when you see things you shouldn't.  I wasn't going to blog it but Simon's tweet - and accompanying picture have turned up in today's Sun so it's now going on the blog for fans to see as well.

Simon tweeted the above pic of Corrie cast mates eating peanuts.  And in the background you can clearly see the new interior set of the Rovers Return with decoration and stained glass partitions. And at the back, you can clearly see actor Tony Hirst, who plays Paul.  Does this mean Paul stays with Eileen after all and doesn't leave on the bus as was pictured in the tabloids a few weeks ago?

The Sun piece also mentions "props buyer Pete Eccleston".  Is that the same Pete Eccleston who is Antony Cotton's partner

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think that he may be insinuating that the cast are paid peanuts?

Frosty the Snowman said...

Who is the woman gazing at Carla?

Tvor said...

That's Meechelle! *Kym Lomas*

David of the Parsnip said...

That doesnt look like Michelle, she looks foreign!

Anonymous said...

I don't really like the new look, might be better when on the telly. I think Paul and Julie are going to hook up, she needs a story to give her a break for maternity leave and Brian is leaving, or maybe she won't come back from Egypt?

Nick Burns said...

I saw Tony Hirst (Paul) coming out of the corrie studios a few weeks ago, this was at least two weeks after he had filmed the scenes where he gets on to a train and disappears off to Yorkshire, so clearly he comes back

Anonymous said...

Yes it is Antony Cotton's partner and relative of Chris Eccleston.

Dubcek said...

Just because Paul is in the background in that picture doesn't necessarily mean he is coming back, he could have been there on other business and visited the revamped Rovers set when the others were goofing off.
I hope he did leave as I just never did think their relationship worked.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Paul isn't leaving after all. Maybe Eileen's true colours come through and Paul sees her for what she is..misery personified...and gets together with Julie. That would be a twist..for the better I think.

Frosty the Snowman said...

Why would the new producer say the character of Paul has come to the end of the road and then keep him? He wasnt popular either. Have us hapless viewers gone through this moanfest with sourfacen Eileen for nothing? Frosty is keeping an open mind on this one, he suspects its a red herring.

Humpty Dumpty said...

Strange photo. Michelle looks like she's been photoshopped in. Actually, they all do.

Anonymous said...

Haha great photo. Candid moments are always the best!

There's so much happening and they are choosing to make a big deal out a photo that Simon posted of his colleagues and friends in the new Rovers.

David Bailey said...

Looking at the photo again, Humpty is right, its definitely photoshopped, they are all standing at different angles.

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