Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The truth about the kitchen in The Rovers Return

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog January 2018, reposted to this blog with permission.)

There's an awful lot of rubbish being printed online today about the kitchen at The Rovers Return on Coronation Street.

Headlines such as these today...

BIRTH OF HOTPOTS Coronation Street’s secret Rovers Return kitchen finally revealed
(The Sun)

REVEALED! Coronation Street viewers finally get to see the mysterious Rovers kitchen 
(The Mirror)

.. are being repeated all over the internet. And why? Because last night we had a scene set in the kitchen at The Rovers Return.

Here's the kitchen back in the day when Alec Gilroy worked in the pub.

Admittedly, we don't see the kitchen at The Rovers as much as we see other parts of the pub, but we do see it regularly enough to know that it's there. It's not exactly mysterious and it's hardly secret, is it? And we have seen it more often than the tabloids report - forty years since we've seen it, they're saying today. No, I don't think so.

That's why this Coronation Street fan is so amused - and confused - that the tabloids are choosing to write about it. Have I missed something, here?

(edited to add: No, No you've not missed something. My favourite comic scene took place in that kitchen, and it relates to that last photo above with the kitchen health inspector. Read about Alec Gilroy and the Boris the Mexican Mouse Eating Spider right here, with video proof!)

Tvor @tvordlj on Twitter

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