Coronation Street bosses to fine cast members for bad behaviour

'Coronation Street' bosses are said to have begun handing fines to cast members whose bad behaviour brings the soap into disrepute

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'Coronation Street' bosses have reportedly begun handing out fines to badly behaved cast members.

The ITV soap is said to have introduced a football-style fines punishment system for any stars whose actions and behaviour lead to the show being brought into disrepute.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "The view is that the only real way to punish the cast is to hit them where it really hurts - and that's financially.

"Unprofessional behaviour isn't going to be just accepted any more. Quite often, saying sorry isn't good enough."

News of the new penalty for badly behaved cast members comes after Jack P. Shepherd - who plays David Platt in the soap - posted a number of inappropriate comments about a recent tragic fire at Manchester Dog's home, where around 50 animals are said to have lost their lives, on Twitter.

However, bosses have made no mention as to whether he will be fined for the statements.

A Corrie spokesperson told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Jack's ill-judged and insensitive tweets were clearly unacceptable and we will be talking to him about his conduct."

An insider added to The Sun newspaper: "Discussion is being had as to how to deal with this."

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