Sunday, 30 April 2017

Spot the Corrie prop - April 30th 2017

Congratulations this week go to Joanne, who was the first to correctly spot that last week's pile of books can be found in Nick and Leanne's flat.

For this week's prop poser all you have to do is tell us whereabouts on the Coronation Street set you would find this drinks dispenser.

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Jane Danson on being overwhelmed by Corrie fame

Jane Danson, who plays Coronation Street's Leanne Battersby, gives a good, long interview in today's Daily Mirror.  In July this year Jane will be celebrating her 20th anniversary of playing Leanne in Corrie and she's nominated in this year's Soap Awards too.  Voted yet? Find out more here!

She tells The Mirror that when she first joined Coronation Street, she was so terrified of the fame it brought her that she couldn’t leave her house for a year

Even today Jane admits she can still get “overwhelmed” when she realises how famous she is.  

Jane says: “It’s really weird thinking it’s been 20 years. My contract was initially for three months - I never expected the Battersbys to be so big. In fact a Teletext poll when we joined said 97% of viewers wanted Corrie to get rid of us!”
And she said she feels specially honoured to be nominated­ again in her anniversary­ year and incredibly­ lucky to have spent 20 years working with legends like Bill, Barbara, Sally Dynevor, as well as Georgia Taylor, her sister Toyah, and Chris Gascoyne and Ben Price who play her two husbands, Peter Barlow and Nick Tilsley.

“When I first heard Leanne was going to be working with Rita (Barbara) in the Kabin, I was like “Oh my God” smiles Jane. “I was determined to show her I wasn’t just some kid messing about. And Bill is just awesome. He never drops a line and he’s so kind. Sally is an inspiration­ and Helen Worth always tells us to just say if we are upset about anything.”

You can read the full interview here.

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5 things we learned in Corrie this week

It's been a busy old week in Weatherfield this week. Let's have a look at some of the things we learned this week that we didn't know this time last week.

1. The house next door to Jamila Court has three bedrooms and rents for £800 a month.  Now then... if that flat is up for rent it means that someone owns it, but who? Enquring minds need to know.  Sarah also called it a 'flat', not a house, and yes, it's possible that it's two flats sharing one front door. 

And as spotted by our blogger Chewy, who is on twitter @WeatherfieldRec the house next door to the one viewed by Gary and Sarah is also up for sale.  Even more new residents moving in, perhaps?

2. Billy has a god-daughter called Summer, an ex-fella called Drew... and the best bit of all, a rainbow umbrella.

3. Teddy one-eye lives and breathes and can hide £200 in his pants.

4. Fluffy-headed Rosie Webster is the new Columbo, hunting down and confronting Leah, the person she thinks is Sally's stalker. 

5. And finally, Tracy Barlow is pregnant. Well, OK, we didn't learn that, and there's no evidence to suggest that she is except for Soap Rule 178, sub-section (a), part (iv), wherein anyone who sleeps with anyone else will end up in the pudding club. Let's hope it comes to pass. A murderer carrying another murderer's child!

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Corrie actress gets married - in fab Doc Marten boots

Ooh, I do love a nice story on a Sunday morning and they don't come much nicer than a wedding. 

Pic copyright: The Mirror / Steve Bainbridge
Melanie Hill, who plays Cathy Matthews in Coronation Street, got married yesterday to her partner Jim Daly. 

The wedding took place in a pub in Muswell Hill, North London. And to compplete her wedding outfit, Melanine wore white Doc Marten boots with red hearts on them.

We've found the boots here!  > Dr. Martens Women Bentley II Hrt Chukka Boots, White (White/Heart Red Venice/Smooth),

The Mirror reports that around 30 guests watched the couple exchange vows. None of the Corrie cast were spotted at the event.

Melanie's first husband was actor Sean Bean.

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Chris Gascoyne on his love-hate relationship with Coronation Street

Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow in Coronation Street, is currently on a meet and greet tour in Canada.

And in an interview with The Hamilton Spectator, Chris admits to having a love-hate relationship with both the character and the show. He has left Coronation Street over the years, but each time came back. His most recent return was late last year, after a two-year absence.

"It's very, very demanding," Chris says. "When my character is in a strong storyline as he is now, I can be working 14-hour days. We can be juggling 15 episodes a week, out of order."

"It was my choice to leave. I wanted a break from the schedule to do theatre, to do plays. I also feel, it's OK to take a break for Peter's sake. I like Peter to be as fresh as possible. There's only so many stories at a time, I feel, that you can put Peter through."

But Chris admits that the cast sometimes feels like "puppets" in the hands of the more than 15 writers working Corrie storylines.

"They move us around. They create it and we play it. Then they take that back and have their little puppets do something different … and I mean that in a nice way, because I genuinely believe they write well for me."

Gascoyne says he always returns to "Coronation Street" because "I love the show and I love the people.

"It's part of my life. The people that I work with are part of my life. At times, I'm with them more than my family. We've seen births, deaths, marriages and divorces, everything you could think of these people have been through … Let's just say … it's an unusual job."

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Corrie Weekly Awards for April 24 - 28

 Masterminds, They Ain't.

Regrets, I've Had a Few: Ken, making up to Daniel and all his other children including apologies for past neglect.

Plot Hole City: Even if the police think Rob might be dead after the crash, surely it would be on the news, either an alert or just plain news. And if they thought he was dead, they'd have contacted Carla as his next of kin and surely she'd have contacted Michelle. But no. Not a dicky bird.

Styling Award: Rosie in her Mechanic Barbie look.

It's all about Me: No, not Rosie. Sophie. Should she even be making dates while her mother needs her? I had no sympathy for her whining about her love life, considering what Sally's going through.

Nightmare on Coronation Street: Bethany's ordeal and she's not going to wake up any time soon.

Lines of the week: 
Gold Star line: Rosie "There's definitely something weird about that Leah. I know. I'm practically psychopathic about these things" (Classic Rosie!)
Brian "Come on Ken, the hair shirt isn't a good look"
Dev "Gemma, can we just think before we speak?"
Billy to Todd "Green isn't a good colour on you"
Gemma "Old people love, it's so cute!!"
Sophie "Rosie, we're meant to be window cleaning and you look like Mechanic Barbie"
Todd about Drew "Is it me or has he had his fishing rod out the entire time?" (I think you're right)
Tracy "Life in the bus lane. It might suit you, David, but it's not for me"
Rosie "My ex Antoine said I had a brain like a puppy, always straining at the lead" (That's a good way of putting it!)

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