Coronation Street fans confused as residents celebrate VE day six weeks too late – The Sun

CORONATION Street fans were left baffled after characters marked VE Day in the Rovers – six weeks too late.

Viewers of the long-running ITV soap took to Twitter to air their confusion as Weatherfield's finest – including Ken Barlow decked out in Union Jack glasses – celebrated the date where World War II ended in Europe.

This ordinarily falls on May 8 but, after the scenes were aired this week more than a month too late, some eyebrows were raised.

One fan took to Twitter to muse: "Meanwhile in #Corrie.. it’s VE Day."

Another put: "Lol VE Day bit late ha ha ha xox #Corrie."

A third continued: "Inb4 the '#Corrie is a bit late with VE Day lol' tweets."


One then sarcastically added: "#Corrie catching up… Would have been great episode(s) if it has coincided with VE day."

The soap addressed the comments on it's own Twitter account, reminding fans the scenes had been filmed prior to the Coronavirus-imposed lockdown.

As such, ITV has spread out the episodes to try to ensure it does not run out before more can be filmed safely.

So the episode due to air in May would have been eked out across the weeks, meaning they would run late if they had been time-sensitive before.

A Corrie spokesperson wrote: "Don’t forget that due to scheduling changes, tonight’s episode would have aired on VE Day, so expect lots of flag waving and dressing up!" followed by a party popper Emoji icon.

They cheerily added: "See you after the break!"

Some fans clearly appreciated the nod to real-life regardless, with many praising Peter Barlow's "handsome" military uniform.

One gushed on Twitter: "Corrie know how to do VE Day anniversaries."

Some of the Corrie cast have now returned to set for socially distanced filming for upcoming episodes.


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