Coronation Street's Christmas first look revealed in backstage video by Jack P Shepherd
CORONATION Street star Jack P Shepherd has given fans a first look at this year's Christmas on the cobbles.
The actor – who plays David Platt in the ITV soap – shared a glimpse of the famous street decked out in its festive lights as he filmed himself on a nightshoot.
He walked down the cobbles with White Christmas playing but the video gave no hint of the explosive storylines set to happen over the Yuletide festivities.
The soap's boss, Iain Macleod recently told The Sun Online that they were still in a position to film normally for Christmas but had a back-up possibility of filming in a bubble.
He said: "The bubble is still there as a contingency. I don’t want to jinx things but at the moment we are on course to hit the 60th and Christmas – it will therefore be narrative.
"Assuming everything remains as it is, big story peaks and arcs rather than a standalone.
"We are very agile as a genre, we can change tack extremely quickly so if it got to the point where we can’t film Christmas, we would change course and shoot a standalone episode.
"But at the moment, fingers crossed, we shouldn’t need to."
He also spoke about the changes required due to the pandemic.
"It’s been mostly changing things around to simplify things," he said.
"There was a high profile week planned with a location shoot and that ended up in the bin.
"The story remained we just had to refigure and retained the big set piece – it’s going to happen later in the year around Christmas. That was our only big casualty – you can work out most things.
"Kissing, punch ups, affairs are challenging but there are many verbal ways we can get around things like fighting.
"There are many ways to imply liaisons without showing anything. We are just using old techniques because of the fact we can’t have physical intimacy."
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