Snoop Doog plans Corrie's Rovers Return for LA

Snoop Doog plans Corrie's Rovers Return for LA
Snoop Doog plans Corrie's Rovers Return for LA (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Snoop Dogg has revealed he is planning to open a replica of Coronation Street's Rovers Return in Los Angeles. The hip hop star, who has previously confessed to being a massive fan of the soap, even said he would fly out Street stalwart Betty Driver, who plays Betty Williams, to serve up the first helping of hotpot in the boozer. He told the Mirror: "I have watched Coronation Street for a lot of years and I'm in talks to do a cameo on the show, but until then a little bit of Corrie can come to me. "People are mad for themed pubs over here, so I am doing this properly. "Nothing will stop me serving Betty's hotpot in my pub, man. If it didn't serve hotpot it wouldn't be a proper Rovers Return." At a party on the cobbles this summer, the Drop It Like It's Hot star was seen in a video sending a happy birthday message to the soap ahead of its 50th anniversary.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.