All in a day’s Kirk — Andy Whyment is the first Corrie legend to host our brand new Star Tours.
Ah, love, listen up! I’ve got a right treat for all you Coronation Street fans out there. It’s time to dust off your leopard-print coats and feather boas because the Coronation Street Experience’s Star Tours are back with a bang!
Coronation Street fans are being given another chance to meet members of the TV soap’s cast during special events this summer. Coronation Street Experience is offering the opportunity to take a tour of the real set as well as greeting one of the show’s actors.
Now, I can’t reveal which cast member will be guiding you lucky lot each time—it’s a surprise, innit?
But let me tell ya, last weekend, we had our very own Andy Whyment, famous for his role as the loveable Kirk Sutherland, strutting his stuff and making dreams come true. And he did a smashing job!
Brother of Maria Jane Connor (née Sutherland), Kirk was initially cast for a supporting role of only seven episodes, but look at him now! He’s become an integral part of the Coronation Street family, capturing our hearts with his endearing charm and comedic timing. Andy’s infectious energy and genuine connection with the audience left everyone starry-eyed and craving more. The laughter was contagious, and the memories made will be cherished forever.
“In Underworld, Kirk is the king of packing!” – Andy Whyment
And if that’s not enough to get ya all in a tizzy, we’ve had the likes of Peter Barlow himself, the charming Chris Gascoyne, our very own Tyrone Dobbs, the dashing Alan Halsall, and the lovable Gemma Winter, played by Dolly-Rose Campbell, making appearances on previous tours. Ain’t that a star-studded line-up?
Once you’ve had your fill of rubbing elbows with the celebs, embark on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour that’ll whisk you away to the heart of Coronation Street. Prepare to uncover the hidden corners and catch a glimpse of iconic replica sets, including the legendary Rovers Return and the delightful Roy’s Rolls.
The exhibition is a treasure trove! You’ll find costumes and props that’ll transport you through 60 years of drama. We’ve even got Deirdre Barlow’s iconic glasses, bless her soul. And if you fancy a trip down memory lane, we’ve got a cinema showin’ all the Corrie highlights on a proper big screen.
If you’re as excited as I am, tickets for the full Coronation Street Experience can be booked most weekends when the film set isn’t in use for filming. Prices start from a mere £7.50 per person for the exhibition alone. But let’s be honest, you’ll want the full shebang, won’t ya? The tour and exhibition combo is just £35.00 per person, my darlings. A proper bargain, I tell ya!
The Star Tours are goin’ for £45 for adults and £42.50 for the young ‘uns. To make sure you get your bloomin’ bums on them cobbles, head over to Coronation Street Experience Star Tours and book your tickets before they fly off faster than Hilda Ogden’s flying ducks!
Fans were whisked behind Coronation Street’s illustrious curtain with Sally Dynevor, the heart and soul behind the iconic Sally Metcalfe. As they ventured through Weatherfield’s production site, surprises awaited at every corner—especially a memorable moment at the police station. Sally’s warm interactions showcased the undying allure of the legendary show.
Ryan Russell, who plays Michael Bailey, unveiled the magic of Coronation Street with a surprise appearance on an extra-special tour of the Weatherfield production site.
“I’m your friendly neighbourhood undertaker or as some of the other cast like to call me, the grim reaper!” Tony Maudsley, who plays fan favourite George Shuttleworth, surprised lucky guests on their stroll through the REAL Coronation Street production site.
Experience Coronation Street like never before! Guests were starstruck as Chesney Winter-Brown (yes, the lovable rogue with the famous dog, Schmeichel!) popped in for a surprise hello! Played by the brilliant Sam Aston since 2003, he was waiting to shake their hands, share a cheeky laugh, and maybe even spill some behind-the-scenes tea.
“Todd works in Shuttleworth’s, which is a funeral directors, with George. To complicate matters further, George is dating Todd’s mum Eileen. 😂 Much hilarity ensues.”
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