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‘Coronation Street' Spoiler: Soap To ‘Leave The Dark Stuff To EastEnders' When New Producer Kate Oates Takes Over

27/12/2015 10:52 GMT | Updated 27/12/2015 13:59 GMT

‘Coronation Street’ producer Stuart Blackburn is set to step aside in the New Year, and we’ve now been given a glimpse into how Kate Oates, who’s making the move from ‘Emmerdale’ to Weatherfield, is planning to shake things up.

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One of the soap’s stars made a number of comments during a recent charity event, reports the Mirror, revealing that Kate apparently wants to focus on the Street’s older characters.

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The mystery cast member reportedly told diners at the event: “We hear that the new producer hasn’t been that keen on the way the show has been going in the last year or so and is relishing the chance to turn it around.

“The words ‘leave the dark stuff to EastEnders’ has been used and also that whenever heavy storylines are used it is said they should be interspersed with humour when applicable.

“She thinks there should be more of an emphasis on bringing back the old Street humour which it was famous for – and the old brigade are just brilliant at performing that.

“Obviously the young cast are doing a terrific job but we are told there is a feeling that the likes of characters like Norris have been somewhat neglected.”

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Kate is set to take over in early 2016, and there’s already been plenty of talk about the changes which may follow.

In October, it was reported that we could be bidding goodbye to some cast members, and there’s also been plenty of fuss over reports claiming that three former stars could be making a comeback.

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