Michael Le Vell admits Coronation Street has become story-driven

Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell has admitted that the soap has become more story-driven over the years.

The actor — who portrays Kevin Webster in the ITV serial drama — claimed that the soap is ‘more storyline driven’ these days, in comparison to the earlier years when it was more character-based.

Speaking about how Coronation Street has evolved, Michael told Metro.co.uk: ‘I think we try to do more social stories. Social issues and try to make people aware of different things, but still keeping the humour.

‘Whereas in years gone by it was mainly on humour and it was character-based. Now, it’s more storyline driven at the minute.’

Michael also discussed the difficulties that came with the episodes increasing from two a week, to six.

‘Going from two episodes a week, to five or six a week. Having no rehearsal and that sort of stuff, that’s quite strenuous.’

The ITV soap is set to celebrate its 60th anniversary next week.

In order to celebrate the milestone, a week full of thrilling episodes will air, and the instalments in question will see three huge stories reach some degree of a crescendo.

Will Kevin work out that sister Debbie (Sue Devaney) is helping Ray Crosby (Mark Frost) in an effort to demolish the street?

Now that is the question!

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