(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog January 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)
The big reveal came last night on Coronation Street. It was a moment I'd been waiting for, for a long time. No, it didn't involve a car crash. There were no explosions. No-one died. No celebrity joined in a cameo role.
It was the big reveal of the name of Tracy's flower shop, a subject that has had us on the end of our seats (or at least a blog post) for a few weeks. I've loved the suspense. If ITV can keep the name of Tracy's flower shop such a secret for such a long time, I do wish they'd do the same with the big spoilers too.
So, what do you think of Tracy's florist shop being called Preston's Petals?
The shop is sponsored by Interflora, in a deal worth a rumoured £1m for 12 months. Will Preston's Petals branch out and grow?
ITV have missed a trick, I feel, with Tracy's florist shop. The frontage of her shop last night proudly declared the website address of www.prestonspetals.co.uk. Click on it, go on. Nothing (yet?). Just an empty site with a domain name they must have paid for. Not even a link or a auto-bounce to itv.com/corrie.
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