Coronation Street’s new executive producer Iain MacLeod has teased a Weatherfield Christmas that will leave the ITV soap’s rivals in the dust.
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Iain – who took over from Kate Oates recently – was speaking at a Corrie press event earlier this week and revealed some spoilers about his first episodes which will air over Christmas.
The former Emmerdale boss said: “I wanted it to be a Christmassy Christmas.
“I know there is a history in soap where you try to do the Den and Angie divorce papers, but that’s not my preference as you sit down to digest your stuffing balls and sprouts!”
He added: “This year we will have some heart-breaking storylines and within that there will be a big shock at the end.”
Obviously he wasn’t about to reveal too much more about the all-important Christmas episodes, but he did tease that they would see events that happen over the next few weeks tied up.
Iain continued: “There will be a big pay off from some of the scenes that hit screens over the next few weeks. In those episodes the seeds for the biggest Christmas storylines have been planted… I don’t want to give too much away though, so I can’t be any more specific!”
Sounds exciting right?
Corrie kicks off a HUGE week of episodes on Monday which will see two weddings and a car crash.
There are rumours that there could be a death during the massive autumn stunt which will see Michelle and Ryan Connor and Ali Neeson chased at high speed by scary drug dealer Ronan Truman.
Kym Marsh spoke out about the dramatic crash earlier this week.
“There’s more tragedy, more trauma. Though it is great for me because it really lets me test myself,” she told the Mirror.
When Ryan’s life is thrown into jeopardy thanks to Ronan, Michelle is beside herself with grief. Kym revealed: “I lost my voice by the time the night came and my throat was sore.
“It was quite an intense period of time, but it was great fun to film.”
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Kym also admitted that she drew on her own experiences as a mum while she filmed the traumatic scenes… “I think as a mother you can’t help but have that instinct where you want to protect. Michelle obviously just wants to look after Ryan, but Ali as well.
“She realises it’s her job to protect the boys. I totally got it because I would be absolutely the same.”
Last Christmas saw Corrie air some dramatic scenes as Peter Barlow discovered the truth about Billy Mayhew’s involvement in the death of his twin sister Susan.
Fans watched in horror as Peter locked Billy in the boot of his cab and left him overnight before driving him to the top of a cliff and threatening to let him crash to the bottom.
But when he went back to release him Billy slipped and ended up falling onto the rocks below, leaving him in a wheelchair for some time.
Will Iain’s eps be able to top that high drama?
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.
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