Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Arnold joked a Corrie star fell through the roof of Weatherfield’s knicker factory because she over-indulged at Christmas earlier today.
The showbiz correspondent appeared live on Coronation Street’s cobbles from Manchester as he chatted to cast members Sally Dynevor (who plays Sally Metcalfe), Ben Price (Nick Tilsley), Andrew Whyment (Kirk Sutherland) and Dolly-Rose Campbell (Gemma Winter).
But he opened the item by having a jokey pop at the terrifying fall suffered by Sally at the climax of last night’s episode which saw her plunge through Underworld’s ceiling as she argued with sister Gina over their protest banners.
The 49-year-old reporter cheekily quipped: “You were the one who took the plunge.
“You’re quite light on your feet – I had no idea you were carrying so much Christmas weight!
“You went through the roof like that!”
Although Sally – and Ben – were shown to be listening intently as Richard made the silly remark, they soon cracked up into uproarious laughter.
However, it was not Richard’s jibe that drew the ire of fans watching at home.
Viewers were more concerned that the line up of soap stars was effectively a spoiler on who would survive the disaster.
Some commenters felt interviewing Sally gave more than a hint that she would not be killed off by her dramatic fall.
A couple of others watching at home, meanwhile, felt the segment failed to live up to advance billing.
“Looks like Sally, Gemma and Kirk survived the fallout,” one person commented on a photo of the interview participants uploaded to Richard’s Instagram account.
Another added: “Love @coronationstreet, it is getting exciting again but don’t want anyone killed off, it is a nice group.”
An angrier observer on Twitter fumed: “Thanks GMB for ruining Corrie. Having Sally standing on the cobbles this am talking to Richard clearly still filming kind of makes it obvious she hasn’t died, given that story filmed months in advance.”
And in regards to the expected preview of the storyline’s development in upcoming, one person complained: “Watched your report at 7.50 this morning and was waiting excitedly for the seek preview of Wednesday’s episode, but was left disappointed when the “sneak peek” was from the week before.”
Another fan pondered: “@GMB @RichardAArnold confused about your @itvcorrie preview as that was actually last night’s episode! Deprived of spoilers! #CoronationStreet.”
– Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV from 6am
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