Coronation Street will be going head-to-head with rival BBC soap EastEnders in a rating battle on Monday as ITV prepares to air a new Corrie bloopers show.
Coronation Street: Soapy Slip-Ups is set to “take viewers on an affectionate rollercoaster ride through Weatherfield and its bloopers”, with the first episode airing next Monday (November 2) at 8 pm.
The bloopers show will air between the two regularly-scheduled Corrie episodes, but the broadcast time also means that it will be aired at the same time as BBC soap EastEnders, which will air at 8.05 pm on BBC One.
This means that fans of both soaps will need to pick and choose which show they want to watch as it airs live. We’ve never been more grateful for catch-up services!
Soapy Slip-Ups will feature contributions from plenty of the soap’s stars, including Simon Gregson (Steve McDonald), Jimmi Harkishin (Dev Alahan), Ben Price (Nick Tilsley), Jane Danson (Leanne Battersby), Alex Mardell (Emma Brooker), Jack P Shepherd (David Platt) and Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Brown).
The half-hour special promises that it will share all of the behind-the-scenes slip-ups, including “misbehaving props, wardrobe malfunctions, corpsing and missed lines”, giving fans lots to chuckle about.
ITV has also confirmed that Monday’s Soapy Slip-Ups will be the first episode of two but, as it hasn’t yet been confirmed when the second part will air, it remains to be seen whether there’ll be another soap clash on the cards.
One potential blooper that definitely won’t be covered is the mystery of how so many characters manage to fit into Eileen Grimshaw’s (Sue Cleaver) house, as actor Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully, recently explained that it’s actually completely plausible for so many people to live there.
“Eileen’s house has always been a madhouse,” he said, also adding: “But as the old northern saying goes, the best house is a full house.”
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on ITV, while EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays on BBC One.