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Sally Wainwright: Coronation Street has too many episodes

26 Feb 2015

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Sally Wainwright thinks 'Coronation Street' has too many episodes. The 'Happy Valley' writer believes the long-running ITV soap is at risk of "ravaging" some of its longest-standing characters such as Ken Barlow (William Roache) and Roy Cropper…

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini loves Coronation Street

26 Feb 2015

TV gossip

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is a "massive" 'Coronation Street' fan. Actor Colson Smith, who plays the character Craig Tinker in the ITV soap, revealed the 31-year-old 'X Factor' judge visited the set of her favourite show in 2013, but the young star was…

Mark Moraghan joins Coronation Street as Eileen's man

25 Feb 2015

TV gossip

Mark Moraghan has joined the cast of 'Coronation Street' as a love interest for Eileen Grimshaw. The former 'Brookside' star will play new character Aidan who meets unlucky-in-love Eileen (Sue Cleaver) when she decides to try internet dating to aid…

Tony Blackburn wants to make Coronation Street cameo

25 Feb 2015

TV gossip

Tony Blackburn was rejected for a cameo in 'Coronation Street'. The former BBC Radio 1 DJ has revealed he is the ITV soap's "biggest fan" but admits his attempts to appear on the famous cobbled street and stop off for a pint at the Rovers Return pub…

Kate Ford 'confident' stripping off on Corrie

24 Feb 2015

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Kate Ford feels "confident" stripping off in 'Coronation Street'. The 37-year-old actress - whose character Tracy Barlow was seen seducing Tony Stewart, played by Terence Maynard, in a skimpy underwear set and suspenders on last night's episode of…

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Melanie Hill to join Coronation Street

23 Feb 2015

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Melanie Hill is to join the cast of 'Coronation Street'. The 53-year-old actress is set to star in the ITV soap as Cathy Matthews, a woman who befriends Roy Cropper, and has admitted it is "a dream come true". She said: "I'm chuffed to bits to be…

Kym Marsh will 'never' scatter son's ashes

20 Feb 2015

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Kym Marsh will "never" scatter her son's ashes. The 'Coronation Street' actress and ex-husband Jamie Lomas were left devastated when their premature baby Archie died shortly after he was born six years ago and the 38-year-old beauty will always keep…

Kym Marsh's acting hopes

19 Feb 2015

TV gossip

Kym Marsh wants to "play other parts". The 38-year-old actress has played 'Coronation Street's Michelle Connor for nine years and though she feels very "fortunate" to enjoy her job so much, she admits it is too "intense" for her to be able to try…

Anne Kirkbride's family advising 'Coronation Street' writers

18 Feb 2015

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Anne Kirkbride's family are advising 'Coronation Street' producers on how to write her character out of the soap. The actress sadly passed away aged 60 in January after losing her battle with cancer and it's now been revealed her family members are…

Michelle Keegan having Dubai hen party

13 Feb 2015

TV gossip

Michelle Keegan is throwing her hen party in Dubai. The former 'Coronation Street' star is set to tie the knot with fiance Mark Wright, 28, later this year and it's been reported Michelle will return to the city where he proposed to party as an…

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Michelle Keegan lands first film role

12 Feb 2015

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Michelle Keegan has landed her first movie role. The 27-year-old star has revealed she's "so excited" to be in talks to star in a feature film following her departure from the ITV soap 'Coronation Street' last year. She told The Sun newspaper: "I…

Georgia May Foote excited for life after Coronation Street

11 Feb 2015

TV gossip

Georgia May Foote is "excited" about taking on new parts once she leaves 'Coronation Street'. The 24-year-old actress recently announced she is quitting her role as Katy Armstrong after four-and-a-half years on the soap and although she is "sad" to…

Michael Le Vell 'overjoyed' with new storyline

11 Feb 2015

TV gossip

'Coronation Street' actor Michael Le Vell is "overjoyed" his character is getting a new love interest. The 50-year-old actor, who plays car mechanic Kevin Webster on the ITV soap, was cleared of sex abuse charges last year and is said to be thrilled…

Mikey North engaged to Rachael Isherwood

10 Feb 2015

TV gossip

'Coronation Street' star Mikey North has got engaged. The 28-year-old actor - who plays Gary Windass on the ITV soap - took his girlfriend of two years, Rachael Isherwood, by surprise when he proposed as the couple celebrated the blonde beauty's…

Sally Ann Matthews ready for Coronation Street return

10 Feb 2015

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Sally Ann Matthews is confident about her return to 'Coronation Street' after overcoming bulimia. The 44-year-old actress - who originally appeared on the ITV soap as Rita Fairclough's feisty foster daughter Jenny Bradley 22 years ago - endured an…

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Amy Kelly quits Coronation Street

9 Feb 2015

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Amy Kelly has quit 'Coronation Street'. The 19-year-old actress had a meeting with soap bosses late last year to announce she wanted to leave her role as Maddie Heath - a formerly homeless teen who is dating Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) - and is…

Katy Cavanagh quits Coronation Street

4 Feb 2015

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Katy Cavanagh has announced she is leaving 'Coronation Street'. The actress is quitting her role as unlucky-in-love factory worker Julie Carp after seven years on the cobbles to "pursue other projects and opportunities". In a statement, she said…

Michelle Keegan tastes food for her wedding

4 Feb 2015

TV gossip

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have been "tasting" food for their wedding. The couple are tying the knot later this year and used a break in their busy schedules this week to meet up with their wedding planner to finalise some details of their big…

Sarah-Louise Platt set for romance with Callum Logan

3 Feb 2015

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Coronation Street's Sarah-Louise Platt is to fall in love with drug dealer Callum Logan on her return to Weatherfield. Sarah - who's played by actress Tina O'Brien - will initially attempt to take her troublesome teenage daughter Bethany back to…

Coronation Street stars want public memorial for Anne Kirkbride

1 Feb 2015

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The stars of 'Coronation Street' want a public memorial service to be held for Anne Kirkbride. The late actress - who played Diedre Barlow on the ITV soap - was laid to rest in a private funeral, attended by a handful of her former co-stars on…

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Georgia May Foote can't see Coronation Street return

30 Jan 2015

TV gossip

Georgia May Foote doesn't think she'll return to 'Coronation Street'. The 23-year-old actress, who plays Katy Armstrong, is set to leave the ITV soap after four and a half years and admits that while she's going to miss her co-stars, she's looking…

Coronation Street bosses recast Bethany Platt

29 Jan 2015

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'Coronation Street' bosses have recast the role of Bethany Platt. Producers of the ITV soap axed 25-year-old actress Katie Redford last week after it emerged she'd lied about her age, pretending to be 19-years-old so she could play the 14-year-old…

Beverley Callard: Anne's funeral was beautiful

29 Jan 2015

TV gossip

Beverley Callard says Anne Kirkbride's funeral was "beautiful". The 'Coronation Street' star was among the mourners at her friend and co-star's funeral on Tuesday (27.01.15) and thinks the actress - who died of cancer aged 60 last week - would have…

Anne Kirkbride laid to rest

28 Jan 2015

TV gossip

Anne Kirkbride's funeral took place yesterday (27.01.15). The 'Coronation Street' legend - who died last week after battling cancer - was laid to rest in a "small send-off" at an undisclosed location in the North West, with castmates William Roache…

Michelle Connor and Liz McDonald to clash over Steve

27 Jan 2015

TV gossip

Michelle Connor and Liz McDonald will clash over Steve McDonald's care in 'Coronation Street'. The Rovers Return landlady, played by actress Kym Marsh, is set to row with barmaid Liz (Beverley Callard) over how best to treat Steve (Simon Gregson)…