Thursday, 26 April 2018

Louis Emerick is leaving Coronation Street


Now this is sad news. I was overjoyed when it was announced that Louis Emerick was joining Coronation Street, but this week we found out that he's leaving. 

So soon? Well, Louis said on Twitter this week that he was only ever signed up for a three month stint on the show. 

However, the door is being kept open for him, he says, which rules him out as Phelan's next victim, at least!

I do hope he'll come back. Liz seems happy having him around, which is great and there's definite chemistry between them.

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Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 25th of April 2018 7.30pm


Welcome to Wednesday's edition of the Coronation Street Blog and the first of tonight's two episode reviews!.

Beginning at number 8, David's dramatic demise continues. Following his afternoon dalliance with ditzy trainee Emma, he decides to ask her to move in!. Much to Gail's dismay, David relishes in the drama, recognising his own blatantly unpredictable behaviour. It isn't long before Shona hears the news, and fails to mask her devastation.


Recovering from his recent stint in Christian rehab, a rejuvenated Billy looks forward to his new life with Summer. Seeking extra cash for unpaid rent owed to Tracy, Billy tries to see if any shifts are going at Roy's Rolls, even begging Adam for any unpaid wages of Todd's, but to no avail. Just as it seems salvation is on Billy's side with part-time chip shop shifts, Tracy finds out about his 'heroin holiday' and decides to evict them instead!!.

Narrowly avoiding eviction from 'Speed Daal', Zeedan is saved by Rana as Imran decides to invest in the Pakistani street food restaurant.


Over lunch with the Connors, Rana is accepted swiftly into the family which does little to allay her own feelings about the Habeeb clan. Kate also appears to be jealous about Imran's investment.


In other news, Aidan has discovered Summers secret crush on him, Mike asks Liz  on another date, and Angie decides to 'grow the figures' with a book-keeping gig at the florists!.

Anyway, that's me done for another week. Keep an eye out for tonight's 8.30pm episode review written by @glenn_writer 

TARA!

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A fan writes... An Open Letter to Iain Macleod


As you will all no doubt be aware by now, Kate Oates has quit her role as Coronation Street producer and will be replaced by Emmerdale boss Iain McLeod. Judging by the reaction on social media, this isn’t an entirely popular decision.

While Kate’s tenure has been divisive, she has raised some very important issues such as grooming, homophobia triggered by religion, male rape and mental health. I for one will be sorry to see her go.

My advice to Iain McLeod would be listen to the viewers, because they are the lifeblood of the show and in this age of social media they can air their views instantly, even while they are watching.

In some ways it’s similar to Manchester’s other great love - football. Twice a year players are bought and sold, managers come and go, as sometimes do people in the boardroom. However there is one thing that is always there, that a club simply cannot exist without - the fans.

As with soap characters, producers and crew will come and go, but the viewers will always be there as generations have been since the show began in 1960. 

Obviously the final decisions are his, but he shouldn’t for a minute underestimate the power of the viewers

By Matt Johnson who is on Twitter @unitedkanamixer

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Win tickets to a Co-op street party on the cobbles


Say hello to the new Weatherfield Co-op with a special competition where you can win tickets to a street party on the cobbles. 

You can enter to win 1 of 12 pairs of tickets to a street party on the cobbles with the Co-op.


It’s simple to enter, just tell the Co-op your favourite accompaniment to a hotpot via this website.

Good luck!

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Weds 25 April


Wednesday 25th April
BILLY IS OUT ON HIS EAR Tracy evicts Billy telling him that he is three months in arrears with the rent and she doesn’t want a junkie living in the flat. Billy is humiliated as Summer is packing her things at Eileen’s ready to move back in. Billy asks Adam if Todd has any wages due but Adam sends him packing, Billy apologises to Adam for everything.
IMRAN RIDES TO ZEEDAN’S RESCUE Rana begs Imran to find a way that Zeedan can raise the money for the restaurant. Imran surprises Zeedan by saying he would like to invest and has started by ordering the furniture.
DAVID DRIVES HIS LOVED ONES TO DISTRACTION David introduces Gail, Max and Lily to his new girlfriend Emma and says he has asked her to move in. Bethany is shocked to realise Emma was in the year above her at school. When Shona finds out she is devastated.
ELSEWHERE Aidan finds Summer’s school notebook at the factory and discovers she has filled it with notes about him. He confides in Johnny that he is worried she has a crush on him. Angie persuades Tracy to let her do the florist bookkeeping. Mike invites Liz to see a high brow film - under Moira’s gaze she does her best to appear keen.

Wednesday 25th April 
BILLY’S FRIENDS RALLY ROUND With Tracy adamant she wants Billy out of the flat Shona and Adam vow to try and help Summer and Billy. Shona asks Adam find a way to try and persuade Tracy to change her mind and she offers to move in with Billy and Summer to act as guarantor.
KATE FIGHTS THE GREEN EYED MONSTER Zeedan is cleaning an empty Speed Daal for the opening day. Zeedan thanks Rana for talking to Imran and gives her a hug which doesn’t go unnoticed by a disquieted Kate who vents to Carla and Aidan about Imran investing in the business. Spotting a text on Rana’s phone from Zeedan, Kate has a go at Rana and dismisses her plan to try and contact her family.
ELSEWHERE Aidan says he is going to get rid of Summer’s notebook to avoid any embarrassment. Audrey, Gail and Bethany confront David about Emma and his recent behaviour

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