Corrie stars banned from tweeting after blowing plot – Daily TV round-up

Simon Gregson among those posting pictures of new sets online

Bosses on 'Coronation Street' have banned its stars from tweeting and using their mobiles on set, after one of the plots was revealed.

Simon Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald, and props man Peter Eccleston are being blamed for leaking some of the spoilers.

In a picture taken on set, it shows actor Tony Hirst in the Rovers Return, which has ruined a plot about whether his character Paul Kershaw will stay or leave the show after splitting with Eileen Grimshaw, played by Sue Cleaver, last week.

There is also anger about pictures taken from inside the Rovers, showing the pub's new décor, also tweeted by Gregson.

A source told The Sun that 'the Twitter stuff has been getting out of hand recently, with people posting all kinds of photos which could be detrimental to the show'.

“The bosses would rather people didn’t know what the Rovers looks like ahead of time, and these snaps clearly blew that,” the source added.

Gregson even predicted there would be trouble after posting the picture, which featured co-stars Kym Lomas, Craig Charles and Alison King in the pub.

“Naughty friends at work. I give it three minutes before we’re told off!” he tweeted. [The Sun]

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