Troubled 'Coronation Street' couple Carla Connor and Peter Barlow are finally set to tie the knot in scenes to be shown on the ITV1 soap at the end of this year.

But photos from filming on set in Manchester suggest all might not go to plan...

Carla (Alison King) is seen dressed as the virginal bride, all in white, clutching a pack of fags, as Peter (Chris Gascoyne) appears to plead with her in the snaps below.


The Weatherfield couple's factory worker friends, such as Tina, Michelle and Maria, will also attend the big day. As will Carla's brother, Rob Donovan, who she doesn't always see eye to eye with.

Speaking to the TV Times, actor Chris recently revealed that Peter feels overwhelmed when Carla takes charge of the wedding planning.

He said: “Peter is not very happy. He's lost the bookies and doesn't know what he's doing in the factory.


“It's Peter doing the same old thing. Whenever things are going well he presses the self-destruct button.”

“As for the wedding, if it happens, it can only be a disaster if it's got a Barlow in it!” he added.


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  • Katherine Kelly

    <strong>Played: Becky McDonald (2006-12)</strong> Katherine's multi-award winning performance as Becky may be missed, but you can currently catch the actress starring as Lady Mae Loxley in ITV drama 'Mr Selfridge'.

  • Michelle Keegan

    <strong>Played: Tina McIntyre (2008-14)</strong> We're missing our tri-weekly dose of Michelle now that she's left the streets of Weatherfield, but we can sense big things coming her way. With her engagement to Mark Wright and constant 'Sexiest Woman' awards, we think she'll be fine!

  • Bruce Jones

    <strong>Played: Les Battersby (1997–2007)</strong> It was revealed in May 2013 that Bruce was working as a garage mechanic after being axed from the soap in 2007 following allegations of drunkenness and inappropriate comments made in the presence of an undercover reporter. Bruce is now earning £120 a week at Abergele Tyres and Exhausts near his home in Towyn, North Wales, but is hoping to kick-start his acting career again soon. He appeared on 'Celebrity Big Brother' in August 2013.

  • Suranne Jones

    <strong>Played: Karen McDonald (2000–04)</strong> Suranne has starred in a string of hit dramas since leaving the soap including, 'Harley Street', 'Strictly Confidential' and 'Five Days'. In 2011 she played a human version of the TARDIS in 'Doctor Who'. Suranne has also starred in several West End productions and appeared in Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando' in early 2014, for which her performance was described by The Guardian as 'superb'. She's currently one of the female leads in ITV detective drama 'Scott And Bailey'.

  • Danny Young

    <strong>Played: Warren Baldwin (2004-06)</strong> Warren starred in horror film 'Exposé' in 2009, before joining the line-up of skating stars for the 2010 series of 'Dancing On Ice'. In 2012, he performed nude on stage as part of the touring adult comedy theatre show, Wildboyz, alongside Alex Reid. He is now famous for posing for various half-naked photo shoots with girlfriend Chloe Madeley (that's Richard and Judy's daughter).

  • Denise Welch

    <strong>Played: Natalie Horrocks (1997-2000)</strong> Having been a regular panellist on 'Loose Women' since 2004, Denise has remained in the spotlight with appearances on 'Dancing On Ice' in 2011 and 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2012 (which she won) and roles on 'Waterloo Road' and 'Benidorm'. Her 25-year marriage to actor Tim Healy fell apart in 2012, and she subsequently found love with toyboy Lincoln Townley, who she married in 2013.

  • Liz Dawn

    <strong>Played: Vera Duckworth (1974, 1976–2008)</strong> Liz quit her role as the formidable Vera after 34 years due to health problems, but made a return as a ghost two years later when her on-screen husband Jack died. Liz has battled problems with emphysema, revealing that only a third of her lungs are still working and that doctors have told her there is nothing more they can do to prolong her life. In May 2013, she suffered a heart attack.

  • Sarah Lancashire

    <strong>Played: Raquel Watts (1991–96, 2000)</strong> Since quitting the cobbles, Sarah has gone on to star in a whole host of TV dramas, along with critically acclaimed stints on the West End. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her role in the stage's 'Betty Blue Eyes', and won a BAFTA in 2014 for her role in BBC drama 'Last Tango In Halifax'.

  • Angela Griffin

    <strong>Played: Fiona Middleton (1992–98)</strong> Angela joined the cast 'Holby City' after leaving The Street, and went on to star in the likes of 'Cutting It', 'Down To Earth' and 'Waterloo Road'. In 2009 she launched her own lunchtime chat show for Sky1 called 'Angela & Friends', but it was axed after nine months. She currently provides the voice of Amy the vet in children's TV series 'Postman Pat'.

  • Rob James Collier

    <strong>Played: Liam Connor (2006–08)</strong> Rob is now known worldwide thanks to his role as Thomas Barrow on the smash-hit ITV drama 'Downton Abbey'. He has also appeared in the stage version of 'Calendar Girls'.

  • Helen Flanagan

    <strong>Played: Rosie Webster (2000–12)</strong> You'd have been hard pressed to avoid Helen since she quit 'Corrie', having become one of Britain's most infamous celebs. She appeared on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' shortly after leaving the soap, and has since kept herself in the media by stripping off for regular raunchy photoshoots and was voted the UK's Sexiest Woman by FHM readers in 2013.

  • Julie Goodyear

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  • Dawn Acton

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  • Vicky Entwistle

    <strong>Played: Janice Battersby (1997–2011)</strong> Vicky quit the show after 14 years in 2011, and landed a role in panto shortly after. However, it was just the start of her stage career, as she then toured the country in Funny Peculiar, along with Suzanne Shaw and Gemma Bissix. Vicky starred as Madame Thénardier in the West End production of Les Miserables in 2013, before entering the CBB house for the 12th series.

  • Jean Alexander

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  • Sherrie Hewson

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  • Georgia Taylor

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  • Tina O'Brien

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  • Amanda Barrie

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  • Richard Fleeshman

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  • Sally Lindsay

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  • Gaynor Faye

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  • Nikki Sanderson

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  • Tina Hobley

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  • Lucy-Jo Hudson

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  • Sam Robertson

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  • Denise Black

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  • Shobna Gulati

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  • Julie Goodyear

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