... were recently invited into ITV studios for a very special look around the Coronation Street set. And while there, they were given a tour of the Corrie prop store too. They have very kindly offered to share the experience with fans here on the Coronation Street Blog - and they've sent some cracking pictures too.
Gemma and Michael spoke about their visit to Corrie in a recent podcast and you can listen to it here.
The blog post is quite long and to do it justice here on the blog with all the pictures, I'm splitting their report into three parts.
Part 1 of Inside the Corrie Prop Store is here.
Part 2 of Inside the Corrie Prop Store is here.
And so, it's back to Gemma and Michael...
"Sections further into the store contained china ornaments, cuddly toys, cushions and various pieces of artwork that can be seen adorning the walls of our favourite characters' homes. When a character moves house or leaves, we were told, these things are generally retired for a year or two so that they can fade from the viewers' subconscious, before appearing again on new sets. We can attest to this, having bought a set of three red square pieces of art from Next, only to see them show up in both Dev and Tina's lounges over the years (and yes, we were able to locate them in the prop store too!).
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