Coronation Street's Rovers to get new landlord?
'Coronation Street's Rovers Return looks set to get a new owner
'Coronation Street's Rovers Return is set to get a new landlord.
The ITV soap's boss Kate Oates has teased that Weatherfield's favourite watering hole could land in the hands of a mystery person despite Peter Barlow [Chris Gascoyne] revealing he has plans to buy up the pub and Chloe Tipton [Jo-Anne Knowles], who he has having an affair with, is also being tipped to take over the local on the famous cobbles, which is currently owned by Steve MacDonald [Simon Gregson].
Kate told Inside Soap magazine: "There's going to be a new name above the door of the Rovers - there are big changes in store.
Peter [Barlow] has talked about buying it and Chloe has just made her move - but will it be either of their offers that goes through or will a new face be moving in? I'm just going to tease that one for the time being..."
The Rovers has been hitting the headlines lately for other reasons, as 'The Voice UK' coach will.i.am. recently recorded a music video at the iconic boozer.
The 'Scream & Shout' hitmaker told cast members on the set of the British soap that he would love to film scenes for a video at the iconic Rovers Return pub, and he headed to Manchester on March 14 to cause "chaos" with 20 dancers and lots of "fire and explosion".
The Black Eyed Peas star even got the "seal of approval" from legendary 'Corrie' star Beverley Callard, who plays Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald on the soap.
An insider close to the show, said at the time:"After much persuading of producers, and the seal of approval from 'Corrie' veteran Bev Callard he wangled his way on to the set. It's going to be chaos - loads of special effects on the cobbles and in the pub. will wants as much fire and explosion as the set can handle.
"They are even booting out the actors and crew early from filming so will's 20 dancers can rehearse.
"It's a complete nightmare and 'Corrie' producers are hoping the Street comes out of it unscathed."
Speaking about her meeting with the 41-year-old star recently, Beverley said: "will.i.am told us he does want to film his new video in the Rovers.
"He has said he is very keen but just needs to find a suitable time. He said we can all join in. We're all so excited."