Angela Griffin: Corrie is harder now

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 November 2012
Angela Griffin

Angela Griffin

Angela Griffin believes 'Coronation Street' must have got "harder" since she starred on it from 1993 to 1998, and she is still grateful that people still associate her with the ITV1 soap

Angela Griffin believes 'Coronation Street' must have got "harder" since she starred on it.

The 36-year-old actress and TV presenter - who appeared on the ITV1 soap as hairdresser Fiona Middleton between 1993 and 1998 - believes the programme's filming schedule must have got much more rigorous as the cast film more episodes each day.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think it's changed since I was in there. I think it must have got harder or maybe because I was young when I was in it, it didn't kind of bother me as much. But, yeah, it was just work, wasn't it? You went to work five days a week, and you worked 12 hour days.

"It has changed; they film five episodes now, whereas when I first started they only did three episodes. When we were going to be doing four, all I thought was, 'Yes, more money. An extra episode to film, brilliant'."

The brunette beauty - who fronts Sky1's 'Emergency with Angela Griffin' - admits she is still happy to be associated with 'Coronation Street' despite leaving more than a decade ago.

When asked if she ever gets annoyed when people associate her with the soap, she replied: "I don't know, it doesn't bother me in the slightest, I've got to say. I'm quite proud of it. I'm really proud of what I did when I was there and I'm proud of the fact that people do actually still remember me from it, because it's like 15 years ago when I left. I quite like the idea that I must have made an impression and people still remember me."

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