Bill Roache and Barbara Knox resume filming on Coronation Street

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 October 2020
Bill Roache

Bill Roache

'Coronation Street' legends Bill Roache and Barbara Knox have resumed filming on the ITV soap after an extended break, due to being more high risk from coronavirus

Bill Roache and Barbara Knox have returned to work on 'Coronation Street'.

ITV have confirmed the legendary stars, who play Ken Barlow and Rita Tanner, have been filming for the soap's upcoming 60th anniversary in December, after the pair were on an extended break as a result of being at higher risk from coronavirus.

A tweet on the official 'Corrie' Twitter read: "Here's some good news to put a smile on your faces! Coronation Street legends William Roache and Barbara Knox are back filming on the cobbles this week!

"Who's excited to see their return ahead of our 60th Anniversary celebrations? (sic)"

Many of the 'Corrie' cast resumed filming in June, but some of the older cast members didn't head back to set.

In August, Bill admitted he was yet to return to Weatherfield, but he was keen to do so.

He said: "The over 70s haven't been called yet. I've been told I might be called after August, so I hope so.

"We're ready and willing.

"The writers are told to be inventive, so I'm hoping they will come up with something. I would like to get back [to work].

"I've been speaking to my colleagues, and those who are working say there is a wonderful camaraderie, although they're doing distancing.

"There's a great feel at work, so I'm quite looking forward to doing that."

But the star kept himself busy by penning a novel.

He said: "My daughter Verity is an artist and she has taught me to draw a bit, so I've been doing some drawing, and also some writing.

"I've been writing a story, which I've really been enjoying.

"It's an adventure story, where a couple are doing up an old house and they find a letter from the war about a guy who found a chalice and had hidden it in a church.

"They go back and try to find it and they do find it. It has a psychic side to it as well.

"I don't want to reveal too much about it."

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