Corrie stars spend thousands on decorating

The stars of 'Coronation Street' have spent thousands of pounds decorating their dressing rooms on the soap's new set in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

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Barbara Knox

Barbara Knox

The stars of 'Coronation Street' have spent thousands of pounds decorating their new dressing rooms.

The long-running ITV soap's cast were reportedly unhappy with the standard dressing rooms they were given upon moving to a much larger set in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, and have lavished their private quarters with ornate items such as chintzy chairs and futons.

Soap veteran Barbara Knox - who has played Rita Tanner for over 40 years - has even put up wallpaper in her dressing room to give it the feel of her previous room.

The new dressing rooms were originally furnished with basic items such as a wardrobe, chair and a mirror surrounded by lights.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Some of the cast are quite happy and have kept the rooms as they are but some of the bigger name stars have gone about changing theirs.

"Barbara wasn't prepared to keep hers as it was and embarked on a big refurbishment. She bought in her own wallpaper, which 'Corrie' staff have put up, as well as a nice chair in order to re-create the feel of the room she had at the old studios.

"She spends a lot of time in there so wanted it to be nice."

Meanwhile, a 'Corrie' insider says the soap's stars are able to make changes to their dressing rooms as they wish.

The source said: "Cast members can put their own stamp on their rooms."

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