Coronation Street fans go wild as This Morning stars Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield make soap debut
The This Morning presenters interviewed three of the soap’s characters as part of Rosie Webster’s exit storyline...
It has been teased for weeks and fans finally got to see the results of Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s Coronation Street cameo on Friday night – and they loved it!
The This Morning hosts were part of Rosie Webster’s exit storyline, as actress Helen Flanagan prepares to go on maternity leave, appearing as themselves in a fictional episode of the popular ITV show.
Joining Rosie on the famous sofa were characters Craig Tinker and Gemma Winter, who were all being interviewed by Holly and Phil to discuss their roles in bringing down a drug lord.
And of course, hilarity ensued as the bizarre TV crossover went down a treat with viewers watching at home, with many taking to Twitter to share their excitement.
One viewer excitedly tweeted: ‘I LOVE THIS MORNING SO SO MUCH. IT IS GREAT TO SEE THIS MORNING MAKE A APPEARANCE. IT IS ALSO TO GREAT TO SEE HOLLY WILLOUGHBY AND PHILLIP SCHOFIELD MAKE A APPEARANCE.’
Another said: ‘Could this be the greatest TV moment ever... @itvcorrie meets @thismorning!’
A third added: ‘If you didn't think #Corrie deserved to win best soap at the soap awards, well you should do now. Rosie, Gemma and Craig with Phillip and Holly on This Morning genius!’
And a fourth said: ‘Rosie, Gemma and Craig on @thismorning has to be the funniest thing I’ve seen in @itvcorrie’.
Following her appearance on the show, Rosie is now off to pastures new as after the interview she was approached by a modelling agent who offered her a job in Japan, working on a TV game show.
Of course, she accepted the offer and will now be ‘in Japan’ while actress Helen prepares to welcome her second child with footballer fiancé Scott Sinclair.
After news of the crossover was announced in May, Corrie’s producer Kate Oates promised Holly and Phil’s appearance would be ‘great comedy’, adding that the presenters were ‘such good sports’ during filming.
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Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist, currently US Lifestyle Editor for HELLO! Online. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodTo, CelebsNow, Daily Mirror and Yahoo! Her first big break came when she interned on the Guilty Pleasures showbiz desk at Metro newspaper. She has since worked on the online lifestyle team at Woman & Home and Woman and was Senior Content Editor at CelebsNow.
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