Coronation Street “will film scenes of the oldest stars in the house for the 60th anniversary”

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The producers of Coronation Street are reportedly considering filming scenes from the oldest soap stars from their homes, as they avoid returning to bed in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Sources said the bosses wanted to include the most iconic faces in the series, including Ken Barlow actor, Bill Roache, 88, and Barbara Knox, 86, of Rita Sullivan, in her 60th birthday celebrations, which are expected to take place later this year.

Filming for Corrie is expected to resume in a few weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its suspension in March.

Drastic measures: the bosses of Corrie would have considered to film scenes of the oldest stars of the soap from their home (Bill Roache as Ken Barlow in photo)

Drastic measures: the bosses of Corrie would have considered to film scenes of the oldest stars of the soap from their home (Bill Roache as Ken Barlow in photo)

Insiders told The Sun: “The celebrations would have been a bit empty if the stars who had helped make soap so successful for six decades had not been involved.

“So there is no length that they will not consider to get there – although their number one priority, of course, is the safety of the soap legend family. “

MailOnline contacted an ITV representative for further comments.

As Britons over the age of 70 fall into the at-risk category of those most vulnerable to the deadly virus, the older cast members have been ordered to stay at home.

Plans: Sources say bosses are keen to include the most iconic faces in the series, with 86-year-old Barbara Knox of Rita Sullivan (photo) in her 60th birthday celebrations

Plans: Sources say bosses are keen to include the most iconic faces in the series, with 86-year-old Barbara Knox of Rita Sullivan (photo) in her 60th birthday celebrations

`` I'd love to come back '': iconic thespian Bill recently revealed that he won't be coming back to soap `` for a while ''

“I’d like to come back”: the iconic thespian Bill recently revealed that he would not come back to the soap “for a while”

The iconic thespian Bill recently revealed that he would not return to soap “for some time”.

Speaking to Radio Derby earlier this month, the soap star shared his disappointment, saying: “Unfortunately, senior cast members will not be called back for a while. I would like to come back.

Bill has appeared on the soap since its debut in 1960, and his character has moved into a retirement home, but will be temporarily written in favor of young actors.

On how things will change on set, he continued, “They said it was going to be very, very different. The scenes will focus on locking.

Which characters are in danger?

KEN BARLOW

Played by Bill Roache, 88

RITA SULLIVAN

Played by Barbara Knox, 86

AUDREY ROBERTS

Played by Sue Nicholls, 76

ROY CROPPER

Played by David Neilson, 71

“The scenes will be shot more simply with fewer people. The cameras will be placed where there is the required distance, so it will be very, very different when we return.

Production on Coronation Street was halted in March amidst coronaviruses, and despite attempts to ration pre-filmed episodes, ITV has already confirmed that the soap could be gone by the end of June.

Sources have confirmed that the bosses have put in place a plan for the cast to return to filming next month and would film using smart camera angles to ensure the stars respect social distance.

It is believed that part of the cast will return to production in small groups, with scenes filmed with intelligent camera angles to ensure that the stars are at least two meters apart.

Safety: As Britons over 70 are in the at-risk category of those most vulnerable to the deadly virus, older members of the cast have been asked to stay at home (David Neilson, 71, Roy Cropper )

Safety: as Britons over 70 are in the at-risk category of those most vulnerable to the deadly virus, older members of the cast have been asked to stay at home (David Neilson, 71, Roy Cropper )

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