‘Coronation Street’ bosses have teased details about the forthcoming live episode, which will air later this month.
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The one-hour special, which commemorates 60 years since ITV first launched, will air on 23 September - and it sounds as though there’ll be plenty of drama to keep viewers on the edge of their seats throughout.
Producers have revealed that the live drama will centre around the Platt family, specifically their ongoing troubles with David Platt’s wife, Kylie’s ex-boyfriend, the smooth-talking thug, Callum Logan.
It was previously revealed that the episode will also mark the departure of actors Hayley Tamaddon and Craig Charles, whose characters Andrea and Lloyd will be hosting their leaving party at the Rover’s Return while the drama ensues.
That isn’t the only celebration taking place though as Roy Cropper will also be celebrating his birthday over at his café, Roy’s Rolls, but sadly the attention won’t stay on him for long, as Tim Metcalfe is to find out that his fiancée, Sally Webster, recently shared a smooch with her ex-husband, Kevin.
Throw in the usual mix of ‘Corrie’ one-liners, heartwarming scenes and, hopefully, a hot-pot or two, and this has all the makings of an iconic soap episode.
Bill Roache, who has played Ken Barlow since ‘Corrie’ launched over 50 years ago, has admitted he isn’t exactly looking forward to the live episode, telling The Mirror last month: “I don’t enjoy it. It’s a bit too much. You feel as if the viewers are all sadists waiting for something bad to happen.”
‘Corrie’ will go live on Wednesday, 23 September, at 7.30pm, on ITV.