Stuart Blackburn is leaving his role as executive producer after what has arguably been Coronation Street's most catastrophic era of all time. Bizarre plotlines, stunt-casting and an overall decrease in quality has seen even the most hard-core of Corrie fans (myself included) questioning their loyalty to the show.
Forget about whether Jules O'Dwyer should be stripped of the title and be made to return the prize money (a better idea would be if she gave the entire £250,000 to the RSPCA) or if she should continue to be allowed to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. Surely the bigger question is whether she should have been allowed to appear in the first place.
As my TV recorder slowly fills itself with unwatched episodes of my beloved soap, I have found myself feeling demotivated. Corrie marathons used to be my idea of heaven, but nowadays they find themselves up there with 'tackle the ironing' on my list of chores. Why? Coronation Street has well and truly lost the plot.
As one popularity contest ends, another begins; at 10pm on Thursday, the broadcasters will mount their 2015 general election night programmes. Yet despite the promise of all-new gadgetry, interaction and virtual reality graphics, the most significant aspect of polling night television is how little it has fundamentally altered since the inaugural BBCtv results service in 1950.