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Kym Marsh backs calls for a live Coronation Street for soap’s 60th anniversary

Although she wont be around to be in it

Soap star Kym Marsh would love another live Coronation Street special.

Kym has played Michelle Connor for 13 years on the cobbles and has backed calls for a celebratory episode for the show’s 60th anniversary in 2020, even though she won’t be part of the cast by then.

Michelle won't be around to be in it (Credit: ITV/YouTube)
Michelle won’t be around to be in it (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

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Writing in her column for OK! magazine, she said: “Jack P. Shepherd has hinted that Corrie will do a live episode for the 60th anniversary next year.

“Nothing has been confirmed yet but I think that would be great.

“I was involved in the last live episode and it was an adrenaline rush. Going live can be daunting but it was such a brilliant thing to be a part of.

“Sadly I won’t be around for the 60th anniversary but I’ll certainly be tuning in.”

Neither Michelle nor Robert will be around next year (Credit: ITV)
Neither Michelle nor Robert will be around next year (Credit: ITV)

Corrie aired its first ever live episode in 2000, with specials following in 2010 and 2015.

Actor Jack – who plays David Platt – recently suggested the show should do it again to mark next year’s huge milestone.

He previously told Metro.co.uk: “A live, we’re doing a live! No, I just made that up! I assume it will be that!

“I love ’em… A lot of the cast get petrified which is understandable. I like the buzz of it. It’s really nice being on one of them, because everybody really gets an input, and feels part of it, much more than the day to day stuff.

“The night is amazing, with hundreds of people involved, and the after party. So yeah I like doing them. I’ve done three now. I was the first person on screen in the 40th one. I was kicking a ball.”

Inside Soap Awards 2018 - Jack P Shepherd
Jack’s keen to go again (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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Kym won’t be involved this time round after she confirmed earlier this year she is leaving the soap after more than a decade.

She told The Sun newspaper: “When I was lucky enough to be offered four episodes I could never in my wildest dreams have thought I’d be here 13 years later.

“It’s been an incredibly difficult decision but it feels like the right time for me to explore some other roles.”

Coronation Street is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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