Corrie actors on set confessions – fake couples, rules and saucy sex scenes

Coronation Street has had a solid 60 year run on prime time television and helped sky rocket the careers of many of the show’s most iconic faces, including Michelle Keegan and Sally Dynevor.

However, the beloved ITV soap has a few hidden secrets, rules and guidelines that are reserved especially for their cast.

The series implies a strict holiday protocol upon their actors and one actress even invited her partner to watch her sex scenes for feedback.

It appears that the soap couldn’t get much more scandalous than the behind the scenes antics.

From fake kisses to first times, take a look at Corrie’s most shocking off-screen moments.

Fake kisses

Back in 2021, Tyrone and Alina shared an on-screen kiss – or did they?

Covid was ravaging the nation but the show must go on in soapland, so bosses had to devise a cunning plan to broadcast their smooch to the nation.

Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone, and Ruxandra Porojnicu, who plays Alina, were filmed far away from each other while a real life couple took their place for the kiss.

Two extras who shared a support bubble were filmed during the intimate moment on a bench, much to the amazement of Corrie viewers, and the soap's image remained intact.

Ruxandra said that the move made filming “a challenge” but that she “enjoyed” the process.

The crew also had to place actor Sue Devaney, who plays Debbie Webster, and Micheal Le Vell, who plays Kevin Webster, into a Covid bubble after they tested negative.

The pair were in a scene together where they were trapped in a fridge which was filmed over the course of three days, so precautions were taken as they had to be in very close proximity of each other.

Sex scenes

Catherine Tyldesley, who played Eva Price on the long-running soap, recently revealed that she invited her husband to watch her raunchy sex scenes whilst filming for Coronation Street.

She said that he was left embarrassed when she admitted he watches them so that he doesn’t get “jealous”.

The 38-year-old, who is expecting her second child with him, said that she asks his opinion on how she looks during the steamy scenes and that most of her previous relationships “ended because of her job”.

Secret rules

During its six decade reign, the Corrie cast have been subject to a number of rules and regulations from the show’s bosses.

X Factor winner Shayne Ward, who played Aidan Connor, tweeted a picture of himself back in 2016 with the caption: “30 seconds of sun for me, time starts now. Continuity rules.”

As stars have to look the same in every scene, even the slightest hint of sunburn or teeny bit of a tan could ruin the facade.

Michelle Keegan also faced the same problem when she jetted off on holiday before filming her departure in 2014.

She told Manchester Evening News that she “needed her tan to fade fast” because Tina was “as white as a sheet”.

The cast must also keep the same haircut, style and colour, aren’t allowed to sign up for Strictly Come Dancing whilst filming, and are banned from promoting paid sponsorships on their social media profiles.

First time

Brooke Vincent has previously revealed that the soap’s first ever lesbian kiss, which she acted out with co-star Sacha Parkinson, was also her first time locking lips with someone else.

She was 16 years old at the time and has previously spoken about the nerves she felt due to her lack of experience.

Brooke spoke on Vicky Pattison’s podcast about the kiss: "I remember we had a tea break beforehand. I remember saying: 'Are you going to eat that?' I think it was like garlic and herb Philadelphia, to make light of it."

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