Coronation Street's booze ban
'Coronation Street' stars have been hit with an alcohol ban ahead of tomorrow night's (09.12.10) live episode, as producers are keen for all cast and crew members to put on their best performances
'Coronation Street' stars have been hit with an alcohol ban ahead of tomorrow night's (09.12.10) live episode.
Bosses of the ITV1 soap have insisted nobody is allowed to drink in the 24 hours before the cameras start rolling, as they want cast and crew to put on their best performances.
The stars will then be rewarded with a champagne celebration bash on Friday (10.12.10), which will be sanctioned by producer Phil Collinson.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Phil feels it's only right that everyone stays off the booze and keeps a clear head. Everyone is putting all their energy into making this week a huge success - and then crowning it with the mother of all parties."
The live show - which marks the end of the programme's 50th anniversary celebrations in which three much-loved characters will be killed off by a tram crash - will be shot in the street and the Rovers Return pub as locals struggle to cope with the aftermath of the incident.
As well as banning alcohol, bosses have also stopped the cast from taking bets on who will make a mistake first as they were worried it could cause extra stress for the older stars.