Friday, 11 April 2014

Corrie stars have the cobble wobbles

(This post was originally posted by me on the Coronation Street Blog in March 2013.)

There's trouble on t'cobbles it seems. The new set at Media City replicated the old one at Granada Studios as closely as possible, and thousands of cobbles were laid on the new, wider street. But it seems that the cobbles are more uneven and slightly wider spaced than the old ones and there have been complaints by some of the actors, women particularly.

It would appear that there is more risk of tripping while wearing high heels and even low ones and actors such as Kym Marsh, Michelle Keegan and even Eileen Derbyshire are worried about turning an ankle. Thus, the cobbles are being repaired and adjusted so there's no injuries, according to the Mirror.

"The new cobbles are really difficult to walk on as there is too much of a gap in the pointing and some were too prominent. Cast members keep tripping over them as they are not even." says one unnamed source. ITV has confirmed though, that "With any building project you are going to have snags that need sorting out. We're across this one."

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