Corrie In Crisis! Storm Doris Forces Coronation Street Filming To Stop
24 February 2017, 08:22 | Updated: 14 July 2017, 11:11
Filming was forced to stop after Storm Doris blew through Britain yesterday.
Weatherfield didn't have much luck with the weather yesterday!
The 'Coronation Street' set was been closed down after Storm Doris battered the streets of Manchester.
Filming for the long-running soap was thrown into chaos after winds of up to 80mph hit the UK yesterday from across the Atlantic.
After an hour or so of persevering through the strong gales and heavy rain, producers made the call to pull the plug on rehearsals until they can (hopefully) resume today.
But the decision to stop filming wasn't met with groans by everyone!
Samia Longchambon, who plays Maria Connor, was thrilled that she could spend the rest of the day cuddled up on the sofa.
Fingers crossed they can get back up and running today!
But this isn't the first time the weather has affected filming.
Last year Coronation Street bosses banned the cast from sunbathing in 30-degreee heat because they were worried they would have a summer glow in scenes being shot for the autumn.
A source said at the time "There was no getting sunburnt for the 'Corrie' cast. How would they explain they were all tanned and glowing and then if in the next scene it was pouring with rain? Some of the cast members were extremely disappointed that they were all missing out on the hottest day of the year."
And one person who was struggling with the strict soap rules was Shayne Ward - who portrays factory boss Aidan Connor - as he joked he was limited to just 30 seconds of vitamin D.
He said at the time: "Thirty seconds of sun for me. Continuity rules."
However, the cast weren't stripped of all the summer fun as bosses reportedly brought in an ice cream van to keep them and the hard-working camera crew cool in between takes.