Coronation Street fans disappointed after April Fool joke gets hopes up
Coronation Street fans had a glimmer of hope yesterday – before they clocked the date of the announcement – when the soap’s Twitter account declared that the show would be continuing to create episodes after they run out but in animated form.
Releasing a clip of a cartoon Kirk and Beth – voiced by Andrew Whyment – the announcement got a few fans excited as it stated that the new format would replace the usual filming style while the set remains closed down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Some smelled a rat immediately – but others are now calling for the April Fool’s prank to actually be something for the show to look into.
Of course, animating and voicing several weekly episodes of a cartoon would be quite the headache while everyone is in isolation and now viewers who bought into the idea are very disappointed that it was all a trick.
Never trust anything on April Fool’s Day lads, not even our soaps!
One responder said: ‘It’s an April fools but if this lock down continues I think you should really think about doing this for real tbh.’
Another added: ‘I put it on my fb ! I was really looking forward to it lol #gutted’
While someone else chipped in: ‘Wish this wasn’t a joke!’
Same, to be honest.
Coronation Street is currently airing three weekly episodes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm on ITV.
The show expects to have enough episodes stockpiled to last into the summer.
Yesterday, former star Kym Marsh commented that it felt ‘strange’ that the show wasn’t running right now but added that it was the ‘right decision.’
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