Kym Marsh finds it strange that Corrie has stopped filming amid coronavirus

Former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has admitted that she has found it strange that the soap has shut down filming, given that the programme is such an institution.

The actress and presenter, best known for her role as Michelle Connor which we departed from last year, has called for old episodes of Corrie to be shown where there are gaps.

Coronation Street took the decision to halt filming amid the coronavirus pandemic and is now just airing three episodes per week rather than six.

It is hoped that there are enough episodes in the bag to keep the show on screens until summer.

Kym wrote in her OK! column: ‘There will be no Coronation Street on screen for a while, which is weird! During this time, we all look to television for our escape.

‘I’m thinking of those elderly people that have watched the soap for years and now have to go without it. I hope they run old episodes and revisit famous bits. But taking the show off air is the right decision for the cast and the crew.

‘How can you act in close proximity or do a love scene being two metres apart? While I’m sad as everybody else to see it close temporarily, we have to think of the team. But that doesn’t stop it being very strange.’

Strange times, indeed – Emmerdale, EastEnders and other TV soaps have also shut down for the same reasons.

Kym was due to take on a presenting role on The One Show in place of Matt Baker before the pandemic broke out.

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