Michelle Collins furious at awards joke

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 May 2012
Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins was left furious at the British Soap Awards after being the butt of one of Bradley Walsh's jokes over her 'Coronation Street' accent

Michelle Collins was left furious at the British Soap Awards after being the butt of one of Bradley Walsh's jokes.

The 'Coronation Street' actress has received much criticism for her Lancastrian accent in the soap - in which she plays Stella Price - and was not happy when 'The Chase' host also poked fun at her.

An insider at the awards said: "Bradley did a routine where he turned the camera on to various stars and guessed what they were thinking.

"For Michelle, it was something along the lines of 'I wonder if there's an award for an accent?'

"Then he made a jibe about Emmerdale's Paddy wishing he was at a Greggs bakers and one about Corrie's Antony Cotton and kangaroo anuses from 'I'm A Celeb'.

"Michelle was not happy and shouted at him, 'Boring now!'

"Her and Bradley made up afterwards - and he blamed scriptwriters. But it really chilled the atmosphere and was pretty embarrassing all round."

The awards air on ITV1 tomorrow (02.05.12) and producers promised the exchange will not be shown.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "The show's producers promised they would cut it from the final edit for Wednesday night's broadcast. But it remains to be seen whether or not it will stay in."

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