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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Elvis Presley and Coronation Street


It's the 40 year anniversary of the death of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Let's have a look at ten of his best-loved songs, Coronation Street style.

Can't Help Falling in Love with You (and You and You and You and You and You....)



You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog


Jailhouse Rock



Heartbreak Hotel


Suspicious Minds

In The Ghetto


A Little Less Conversation (A Little More Action)


Way On Down


Love Me Tender


Are You Lonesome Tonight?


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The return of Carla Connor - Yay or Nay?


Yesterday it was announced that Alison King is returning to Coronation Street to reprise the role of Carla Connor.  You can read more on that here.

But how are you feeling about the return of Carla Connor?

I'm giving this a big, fat YAY because I think that in the hands of new producer Kate Oates there's scope for Carla to become the new Elsie Tanner that we all hoped she would. Well, I certainly hoped she would, and she never really did.

Kate Oates said this: “It’s time to break new ground with Carla. I didn’t want to put her on that familiar cycle of self-destruction, recovery, followed by more self-destruction.

“What we’ll have instead are these two strong Connor women – Carla and Michelle – on opposing sides and in conflict for a change. It’ll be a refreshing dynamic for us to see."

So, Corrie fans!  The return of Carla Connor - Yay or Nay?


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Corrie's Big Wedding - and more spoilers for next week


Mary and Norris get married... or do they?  Find out more here.



Michelle gets attention from Will - just what is he plotting now? Find out more here.


Chesney suffers more panic attacks and does a runner from Weatherfield. Find out more here.


When Shona wins on a scratch card it doesn't take long for Macca to hunt her down for the money - but will Shona hand it over when she finds out what he wants it for?  Read more on that here.


What's Phelan up to now that brings the cops to his door once again? And will Nicola find out what her dad's really capable of? Find out more here.

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Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Weds 16 August


WEDNESDAY 16TH AUGUST
RITA POINTS THE FINGER AT GEMMA As Norris goes to open up, he’s horrified to discover a break in. As the police survey the ransacked Kabin, they point out there’s no sign of a forced entry. When Rita discovers £100 stolen from her purse, she realises someone has been in her bag and could have used her keys to the shop. Rita confronts Gemma and accuses she and her friends of stealing from her. Distraught at Rita’s accusation, Gemma tearfully assures her she would never steal from her but will Rita accept this?
DOUBTS CREEP IN FOR GARY Gary meets up with Joe and secretly signs the documents for his job in the Ukraine. When upbeat Sarah tells him they’ve got an appointment for the Parent Support session, Gary covers his guilt, hoping he’ll be back by then.
EVA DEPARTS Eva tells Maria that as her bridesmaid and best friend, she’d like her to take over the wedding planning and hen do while she’s away. Maria’s stunned. Whilst Maria moans about her role as wedding planner, Aidan tells her she got it wrong and there’s nothing going on between Eva and Adam. As Eva leaves for France what is her game?
ELSEWHERE When Tracy hears that Norris and Mary are getting married, she reckons it’s a wind up and makes jibes at the pair, suggesting the wedding will be nothing more than a circus. Desperate to protect Mary, Norris says he couldn’t be happier. David arrives home to find Bethany styling Shona’s hair. Shona quickly goes while Bethany tells David how Shona was helping take her mind off the trial.

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5 Things We Want from Carla Connor's Return

Guest blog post by Glenn Meads who is on Twitter and LinkedIn
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When I read the news that Carla Connor was returning to the cobbles, it felt like my birthday and Christmas at once. This was for a number of reasons, I felt that her time on the street had become too miserable, as she had gone from feisty to victim, who endured too much. And I felt that her exit deliberately left things open, so there was always the hope, that the black attired one would return.

December feels like a long time away, but once Strictly starts, you can begin the countdown to Carla Connor's return.

There have been promises from the Corrie camp, that Carla wiĺl not be as put upon, as she had become. So, what do we want from the return of one of the most popular and divisive characters since Elsie Tanner:

1. Return in dramatic style. 

I would love someone to be talking about Carla in the Rovers, and in she walks with a "Hiya!"

2. Carla needs to be feisty, not miserable or washed out. 

Hopefully, the break has done her some good. But one of the reasons why Alison King probably left, is because things were constantly being done to her. She lost her heart and humour. Bring it back!

3. The factory needs Carla.

Get her back in Underworld. She needs to be running that place, team her up with someone. Alya? Then sisters could be doing it for themselves!

4. Keep her away from Peter.

In the words of Britney Spears, "He was toxic and she was slippin under." So, keep them away. Carla needs friends. So, hoping she makes some new ones.

5. Give her a new battle.

Tracy and Carla are done, surely? Their argument went on for so long, I was beginning to think it was over a mix tape! Carla needs an adversary, as she is best when tested. Don't mess with the best.

Meanwhile, welcome back to Alison King, a marvelous actress, playing an iconic character. And the news that she may be battling with Kym Marsh's Michelle might be the best news I have heard this week.

Forget Christmas, Happy Carla Comeback Day!

Guest blog post by Glenn Meads who is on Twitter and LinkedIn
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