Coronation Street filming halted by rain – Daily TV round-up

Filming on 'Coronation Street' has been halted due to torrential rain on the set of the Manchester soap.

The recent bad weather, particularly that hitting the north west, has reportedly played havoc with the show's filming schedule.

A source told The Sun that 'we’re not afraid of rain in Weatherfield but this is getting ridiculous'.

Even the stars of the show are voicing their displeasure at the inclement British summer.

Michelle Keegan, who plays Rovers barmaid Tina McIntyre, tweeted: “Just filmed the 1st scene on the street n it’s taken 2 hours because of the rain!! I think I’m in for a loooooooong day!” (sic) [The Sun]

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In other ‘Corrie’ news, it's emerged that the stars of the show who appeared in the axed musical 'Street Of Dreams' have lost tens of thousands of pounds after it was indefinitely postponed in May. Cast members are all owed wages, with a source claiming that 'they paid all the expenses out of their own pockets, learnt all their lines and turned down other projects to be part of this. It’s been a huge blow, both professionally and financially'. [The Sun]

Claire Balding has sought support and advice from Lily Allen on Twitter after she said a quote she’d given in an interview was misrepresented by the Daily Telegraph. After the article implied that she said being a lesbian helps her be a better sports presenter, she tweeted Allen saying: “Morning. Ever get that screaming feeling inside when a paper writes a headline and a first para that is NOTHINGLIKEWHATYOUSAID?”, to which Allen replied: “Oh yeah. Many many times.” [Daily Mail]

In other Twitter news, Keith Chegwin has become embroiled in a row on the social network with a reporter on BBC Wiltshire, after she wrote that his voice made her feel 'physically sick' following news that he was to appear in panto in Swindon. “@BBCWiltshire Top presenter @marie_lennon using BBC’s name, is slagging me off. How BBC Radio has changed. Sad,” tweeted Cheggers in reply. [The Sun]