Corrie bosses blasted for Olympics decision

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 June 2012
Michelle Collins

Corrie's Michelle Collins

'Coronation Street' bosses have been criticised for not including the London Olympics in the soap

'Coronation Street' bosses have been blasted for failing to include the Olympics in the soap.

The ITV series have decreed the sporting event - taking place in London from in July and August - will not feature in the show because it is based 200 miles away from the Games near Manchester.

A source said: "Any references to the Olympics will be in passing and relevant to how it affects our residents, so not overt or heavy at all. It's different for 'EastEnders' as it's on their doorstep."

However, a 'Corrie' insider has blasted the decision saying it makes the producers of the show look like "miseries".

The source told The Sun: "It's bad form because the Olympics is a national cause for celebration, not just a reason for the East End of London to be happy.

"In the past, the Street has caught the public imagination by recognising things like the World Cup and Royal occasions.

"Millions of fans love Corrie for its sense of humour, but the execs are being a load of miseries over the Olympics by refusing to join in."

Their BBC rival has featured the event with character Billy Mitchell carrying the Olympic torch.

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