Rain stops Coronation Street filming

'Coronation Street' bosses were forced to halt filming because of the terrible weather as the stars couldn't shoot their outdoor scenes

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Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan

'Coronation Street' bosses were forced to halt filming because of the terrible weather.

Stars of the Manchester-based soap were meant to be shooting summery scenes outside but because of the torrential rain, they had to stop.

Michelle Keegan - who plays Rovers Return barmaid Tina McIntyre - tweeted: "Just filmed the 1st scene on the street n it's taken 2 hours because of the rain!! I think I'm in for a loooooooong day! (sic)"

A source added to The Sun newspaper: "We're not afraid of rain in Weatherfield but this is getting ridiculous."

Five episodes of the ITV1 show a week are produced and one crew often films in the studio while another shoots outside.

Britain has been plagued by awful weather over the past few months, with many parts of the country being flooded because of the huge downpours of rain.

Last month was the wettest June on record and the rain shows no signs of easing up and the Pete Waterman Live concert - which was due to take place in London's Hyde Park tonight (11.07.12) - had to be cancelled because of the bad weather.

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