Coronation Street will go off air if it can’t resume filming by June says Andy Whyment


The ITV soap came to a halt last month after filming was suspended to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.

Andy Whyment has revealed Coronation Street may be forced off air

And now, the 38-year-old Kirk Sutherland actor has admitted there may be a possibility of the show coming off air if they run out of episodes to screen.

Speaking on the United Podcast, he said: “I think we’ve got until the beginning of July in the can.

“So we need to get back hopefully by the middle of June with a bit of luck, otherwise it’s going to go off air.

“We’ve cut down from six episodes a week to three episodes a week, obviously to stay, but hopefully we’ll get back.

Andy is best known for playing Kirk Sutherland

The ITV soap came to a halt last month amid the coronavirus pandemic

Andy says there’s a possibility of the show coming off air

The cast are currently on lockdown

“A lot of the airlines have announced they’re going to start flying again mid-June, so I’m presuming if that’s going to happen then hopefully we should be able to get back to work with a bit of luck, so fingers crossed.”

Last month, Andy explained that the soap had to put up with “rewrites and changes” after some of its stars went into coronavirus self-isolation.

Taking to Instagram to share a loved-up selfie with wife Nichola Willis, he wrote: “So ready for a drink tonight been a tough week at work with rewrites and changes with some cast members having to self isolate.

“I just want to say I’m so proud of everyone @coronationstreet the way people have mucked in this week has been incredible and shows how much love there is for the show.

“It’s a mad situation we all find ourselves in but we’ll get through this, stay safe everyone ❤❤❤.”

Corrie has been reduced to just three episodes a week alongside Emmerdale over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The soaps now air on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


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