Saturday, 5 January 2013

Coronation Street - secrets & lies

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog December 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Now then, we've got a soap wedding on Coronation Street on Christmas Day. That much we know.  But what we don't know, not for sure, is whether the couple end up as husband and wife.

The Corrie press office have done a wonderful job of keeping the outcome of the wedding secret. There have been no spoilers given or leaked to the press; no online rumours that I've picked up which confirms or denies Leanne becomes Mrs Tilsley (again) and I've got a well-honed and experienced online Corrie radar.

So, no rumours, no spoilers, nothing given away in the official storyline press previews - and I've seem them up till the end of January next year.   And do you know what? I love it.  I love the fact that I'll be sitting down on Christmas Day with my Baileys Irish Cream and box of Thornton's continental, glued to the screen, not knowing whether Leanne marries Nick, or not.  Oh I mean, I can guess.  We can all guess. And we'll probably guess right.  But not knowing for sure is a rare treat for Corrie fans and I applaud the press office for keeping things secret. Please let it happen some more.

It's not the first time a huge storyline outcome has been kept secret. Earlier this year we had the murder of freaky Frank Foster with 'whodunnit' press releases pointing the finger at five suspects, which clued-up Corrie fans knew were all red herrings.  But we still didn't know who did do in Frank and it was only very close to the reveal that suspicion fell on Frank's mum Anne Foster, who did in fact turn out to be the guilty one.  Corrie press played their cards close to their chest on that storyline too, making the outcome much more enjoyable to watch.

They also did the same by keeping schtum on Steve and Becky's first wedding, back in 2009.

So for 2013 how about fewer leaks and spoilers to the press - and more suspense, Corrie, please?

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