Bill Roache says Coronation Street will never go out and explains his plan if the episodes run out


Coronation Street star Bill Roache insisted that the soap not be removed from the air.

ITV bosses have cut the number of episodes aired per week from six to just three to keep Corrie on our screens for as long as possible.

There is concern that Corrie will be removed from the calendar when episodes start to run out after production stops due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, legendary actor Ken Barlow assured fans that there was about four months of new content to show.

He also revealed the plan if the unthinkable happened and the producers ran out of episodes to air.

Bill Roache insisted that Corrie stay on the air

He spoke to Piers Morgan about GMB alongside his daughter Verity

Speaking today on Good Morning Britain alongside his daughter Verity, Bill said: “I guess we have a lot of time. He went out six times a week and is now rationed three times.

“I think we had about two months [already filmed]. So I think about four months of new things. ”

On whether the classic episodes could be revisited, Bill added, “We have 60 years to inspire us, so I don’t think we’re going to run out of steam even when they run out.

“A lot they could show and do. I think probably still three months. “

Bill played his locked clarinet

It comes after co-star Beverley Callard revealed that Corrie bosses fear the episodes will run out.

Liz McDonald’s actress said there were concerns that the show would air during an appearance on Radio 5 Live alongside co-star Jennie McAlpine.

Beverley said, “And they panic like crazy, right? But, of course, you cannot.

“Even if it ends and we run out of episodes, the writers will go crazy, they will be happy to create new scripts and everything.

“Because we have a huge team of writers, so they will continue,” she added.

Bev says Corrie bosses panic

ITV decided to suspend the filming of Corrie and Emmerdale last month to comply with the social distancing guidelines.

An ITV spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, ITV has decided to suspend production of Coronation Street and Emmerdale soaps effective Monday, March 23.

“We have done our best to continue filming, while following the latest government health guidelines, to ensure that episodes of the two soaps are broadcast on ITV until at least the start of the summer.

“However, the health and well-being of the production crews, actors, crew and their families are of paramount importance to us and we now believe that the time has come to stop filming.

“We would like to thank our viewers for their support and hope they continue to enjoy the two soaps in the months to come. “

* Coronation Street is broadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on ITV at 7:30 p.m.


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