Coronation Street bosses are ‘panicking’ about running out of episodes during lockdown, says Beverley Callard – The Sun


CORONATION Street fans were gutted when it was announced the ITV soap would be airing just three days a week due to the current lockdown situation.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic shooting was forced to suspend, but it seems Corrie's stars are getting used to seeing themselves on television less and less.

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Speaking on Radio 5 Live, Jennie McAlpine and Beverley Callard revealed how they're adjusting to the current situation.

Jennie, who plays Fiz Brown in the soap, said: "I keep putting it on at half eight, but then I think, 'Oh no, Corrie's not on'.
"They've limited our Corrie output now, so there's only three on instead of six."

She continued: "I know people might be missing those three episodes but at least it means we've got a bit more time.
"I know our bosses are working really hard every day assessing the situation."

Beverley, who plays Liz McDonald then chimed in: "And they're panicking like mad aren't they? But, of course, you can't not.
"Even if it does come to an end and we run out of episodes, the writers will be going mad, they'll be excited to create new storylines and everything.
"Because we've got a massive team of writers, so they'll keep it going," she added.


Their comments come after co-star Andy Whyment claimed Coronation Street will go off air if it can’t resume filming by June.

Speaking on the United Podcast, the Kirk Sutherland actor said: "I think we've got until the beginning of July in the can.

"So we need to get back hopefully by the middle of June with a bit of luck, otherwise it's going to go off air.

"We've cut down from six episodes a week to three episodes a week, obviously to stay, but hopefully we'll get back.

"A lot of the airlines have announced they're going to start flying again mid-June, so I'm presuming if that's going to happen then hopefully we should be able to get back to work with a bit of luck, so fingers crossed."

Coronation Street came to a halt last month after filming was suspended to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.

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