Coronation Street’s Merry Christmas GLIMPSE was shared by Tyrone Dobbs actor Alan Halsall.
Tyrone is set to be part of a hilarious fight as he battles Phill Whittaker over his ex, Fiz Stape, played by Jenny McAlpine.
It comes after Corrie boss Iain MacLeod threw shade at rival soap EastEnders for being dark and dramatic over Christmas.
Tyrone was expected to spend Christmas alone after Phill booked the holiday for Fiz and her two daughters, but that all changed when she burst into his door on the 25th.
And things get tense when Tyrone then tries to kiss her.
Jamie Kenna, who plays Phill, said: “Phil is not happy! This is the first time you’ll find that you can only push Phill this far, even though he’s a really nice guy. It was definitely a turning point. ”
“It’s classic Corrie and the two guys have things to deal with,” says Alan. It’s not a violent fight but there’s a lot of use.
“The difference in height is part of the fight and there are inflatable guns, water pistols, Marigolds.”
Jamie, 6ft 5in tall, added: “A very serious Shakespearean vibe. No, it’s the opposite of that. We found a way to exploit the size situation. “
Alan – 5ft 8in – joked: “Have you seen his size!? Hopefully it will bring smiles to everyone’s faces. ”
ITV CAINE NETFLIX MATCH
The boss of ITV, Kevin Lygo, is a rarity in the world of TV moderators – someone who is respected because he speaks like it really is.
He did so again when he announced a reboot of the hit The Ipcress File that aired the following year and saw Peaky Blinders actor Joe Cole take on the lead role of Harry Palmer from Sir Michael Caine.
Television director Kevin said he understands why people compare flashy and expensive shows to a Netflix-produced movie.
And he says he wants ITV to update the streaming services he watches himself.
Kevin said: “The bar was raised, and we had to match it. Budget is always an issue because it’s so ambitious – and we’re not Netflix. ”
He added: “I’m not worried about it being rebooted from a well-known old thing. I love the movie. “
ANITA HAS ARRIVED TO CHICAGO
COUNTRYFILE host ANITA RANI brought it some catchy songs on All Star Musicals for Christmas on Gifting Day.
She was almost unrecognizable watching Catherine Zeta Jones in the movie version of the musical Chicago.
Anita joined Fern Britton in performing Abba’s Supertrooper as Donna Sheridan from Mamma Mia!
The phone presenter looked sensational as Donna in a sneak peek at her spot in the glitzy carnival.
Less glamorous, however, is Ben Miller as Riff Raff from the Rocky Horror Show.
Definitely looks more like Halloween than Christmas.
COVID AX FOR JOE’S BIG PARTY
JOE Lycett will trade carnival pizza for a quiet night on the sofa this week.
Channel 4 has postponed the live broadcast of Mummy’s Big Christmas Due to concerns about the Covid Omicron variant.
The comic says: “Live television involves a large number of people. I don’t want any of my team at risk! Obviously I’m in a lot of pain. We had a very fun, loud and colorful show and I hope one day we can do it for you. ”
Joe’s “odd-themed entertainment” will be shown live from Birmingham on Wednesday, featuring an audience of LGBTQ+ icons, allies and local heroes.
Lorraine Kelly, runner-up John Whaite, Kim Woodburn and Drag Race star Bimini Bon Boulash are set to appear.
HABOO’S GOT HER BEAU
HELLO JAMIE LAING and SOPHIE HABBOO who got engaged this weekend.
Jamie wrote online: “I can’t think of anything better than spending the rest of my life with you @habboosophie.”
The couple met on Made In Chelsea channel.
MY TEAM ON VOICE KIDS – MEL
SHE has had the experience of sitting on the hot seat as a judge during Asia’s Got Talent.
But that still hasn’t prepared Melanie C to take the big red chair of The Voice Kids – and she has revealed that moment brought her to tears.
The Spice Girls legend admitted: “I cried a little bit. It is quite overwhelming. As a fan of both children and adults, to be in the studio, on the set, on that big red chair is very bizarre.
“But once those kids start singing, you just go with your heart.”
Melanie joins Danny Jones, Pixie Lott and Will.i.am in the panel for a festive three-part party.
You can watch the first episode of The Voice Kids at 19:30 on December 27 on ITV and ITV Hub channels.
BENEFITS OF NADIAH IN TREATMENT
SHE won half a million pounds on ITV’s Walk the Line last week, but Nadiah Adu-Gyamfi didn’t opt for the flashiest celebration.
After her win on the show last Friday, the Londoner admitted: “By far the most expensive thing I’ve bought is an Uber Eats delivery for my whole family.
“The morning after the victory, I spent the day in my pajamas.
“The first thing I do when I wake up is drive with my family to McDonald’s Old Kent Road and order us all an egg sausage muffin. We had a good cry in the car.”
They must have forgotten the packets of ketchup. I always enjoy when they do the same.
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