Ian Kelsey joins Coronation Street

Watch out Weatherfield - there’s a new bad guy in town and what’s more he is in cahoots with Pat Phelan!

Former Where the Heart Is, Emmerdale and Doctors actor Ian Kelsey has been cast as dodgy businessman Vinny, an old associate of Phelan.

With Jason off the scene, Phelan is helping Eileen look after his business interests but he has big plans of his own - which is where property developer Vinny comes in...

Ian, who also starred in Blue Murder and Casualty, started filming today (Friday June 17th) and will be on screen from August.

It remains to be seen just what the scheming pair will get up to but it certainly spells Double Trouble for the residents of Coronation Street.


British Soap Awards: Winners

The biggest event in the soap calendar returned in celebration of a mammoth twelve months of murder, mystery, make ups, break ups, trials, tribulations and tears.

Tune in to the full awards show on Sunday 29th May at 8pm on ITV.

But if you can't wait that long to see what Coronation Street won, look below!

Buried Secrets!


The residents of Coronation Street are about to discover that you can’t keep secrets buried forever!

Carla is heading towards her wedding to Nick, while desperately trying to stop Tracy from spilling the beans about her ill-judged one night stand with Robert.

And over at number 8 the Platt family are still hiding the grisly secret of Callum's body being buried under the floor of Gail’s granny flat.

Now their past actions look set to catch up with them all as Callum’s corpse is finally unearthed and Tracy does her best to ruin Carla’s dream wedding.

The unmissable episodes will run over five days but will cover a dramatic 24-hour period in the lives of Weatherfield’s residents.

The week starts with the whole street preparing for the wedding of Nick and Carla which in true soap style is packed with shocks and surprises.

The stakes could not be higher for Carla. As the day of the wedding draws closer Johnny is determined to ensure that Tracy will not destroy his daughter’s big day but when he discovers that her sabotage has already started he is forced to resort to desperate measures to keep her away from the ceremony.

As he argues with Tracy in the factory he seizes the opportunity and locks her in the store cupboard. Has Johnny done enough to stop Tracy revealing all about Carla and Robert? Will Carla make it down the aisle to become Mrs Tilsley? Will Nick’s brain injury halt the proceedings?

With Alison King about to leave the cobbles, is Carla driving off happily into the sunset with Tracy glad to see the back of her, or does her arch nemesis have other plans?

As if the drama of the wedding is not enough for one week, things take a sinister turn over at the Platts when a dramatic sequence of events leads to the discovery of a body at number 8.

As the police knock on the door is this finally the end of the road for Sarah, Kylie and David?

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CORRIE 360: Discover the secrets in Carla's flat
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BRITISH SOAP AWARDS: Show your support!

British Soap Awards 2016

Ladies and Gentleman, the biggest event in the awards calendar is here!

So polish your shoes and get your glad rags on as The British Soap Awards 2016 shortlist has been announced!

Corrie needs you!

This year the awards that rely on the public votes are hotter than ever with Coronation Street in the running for Best British Soap, Best Actor and Best Actress!

So what are you waiting for? See who's nominated below and get clicking for Corrie!



Alison King (Carla Connor)

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Jack P Shepherd (David Platt)

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Coronation Street of course!


The Panel Vote

Are any of your other Coronation Street favourites up for an award? See the full list of nominees below:

Villain Of The Year: Connor McIntyre (Pat Phelan)
Best Comedy Performance: Patti Clare (Mary Taylor)
Best Newcomer: Shayne Ward (Aidan Connor)
Best Storyline: Callum's Reign Of Terror and Sarah's Baby
Best Single Episode: Coronation Street Live
Best Male Dramatic Performance: Jack P Shepherd (David Platt)
Best Female Dramatic Performance: Tina O'Brien (Sarah Platt)
Best On-Screen Partnership: Sally Dynevor and Joe Duttine (Sally and Tim Metcalfe)
Best young performance: Elle Mulvaney (Amy Barlow)
Scene Of The Year: Callum's death

Deaf Awareness Week

ITV and Coronation Street have been working with ITV SignPost to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week.

Deaf Awareness Week takes place from 2nd-8th May. It’s a national initiative centred around promoting the positive aspects of deafness, encouraging social inclusion and championing deaf organisations.

Sign language will feature in scenes in the Rovers, bought to life by signing actors Emma Wilding and Haylie Jones on Friday 6th May.

Throughout the week, Emmerdale and ITV's Daytime will also be featuring sign-language on their shows.

Reflecting the diversity of modern society both on and off-screen is a key commitment under ITV's Responsibility strategy, raising awareness of social topics through our most-loved and most-watched programmes.

Dolly-Rose Campbell, Emma Wilding and Haylie Jones in the Rovers


HRH The Princess Royal Joins Commonwealth Leaders On The Cobbles

Coronation Street was yesterday (Wednesday 13th April) visited by HRH The Princess Royal, alongside 50 senior and diverse leaders from businesses, Governments and NGOs across the Commonwealth.

The visit to the site was part of a wider CSC Leaders ‘Common Purpose’ visit to the UK.

Marie Mohan, Chief Executive of Common Purpose UK, said:

“We are delighted that Commonwealth leaders are visiting Manchester this year to explore city-wide collaboration.

"At Common Purpose, we have been helping leaders to cross boundaries in Manchester for many years, introducing them to diverse people and places and showing them how they might do things differently.

"The visit to Coronation Street in MediaCityUK is definitely a highlight for the visitors. It’s fascinating to learn about how ITV works in collaboration with other sectors and industries.”

Her Royal Highness talking to Head of Production Robbie Sandison

Robbie Sandison, Head of Production for Coronation Street, said:

“It was a delight to welcome Her Royal Highness and leaders from across the Commonwealth to the cobbles.

"Coronation Street has worked together across various industries in the Greater Manchester community for over 50 years and together with ITV we’re very proud of our place in the region’s history."