CORONATION Street could go off air for the first time in its 60-year history because bosses are running out of pre-recorded episodes, says star Andy Whyment.

ITV chiefs have already slashed the number broadcast due to coronavirus.

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Andy, 39, who plays Kirk Sutherland, said: “We worked up until the Friday when Boris closed all the pubs and clubs.

“We had a schedule to work until the following Thursday then on the Sunday we got an email saying they were standing everyone down.

“It was the right thing to do.

“We’ve got until July in the can, so we need to get back mid-June otherwise it’s going to go off air.”

Andy added that being on I’m a Celebrity last year with its camp life isolation in the Aussie jungle had made it easier for him to adjust to lockdown.


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He said: “It’s definitely helped in the last few weeks. On the plus side I get to eat more than just rice and beans.

“But at least on I’m A Celeb I could get out the camp.

“Now the furthest I go is Morrisons at the top of the estate!”

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