Corrie star warns soap could soon go off air

Coronation Street star Andy Whyment has warned the soap could go off air if filming does not resume by June. The ITV show - which is Britain’s oldest soap opera following it’s launch in 1960 - has stopped production due to the government lockdown to limit the spread of  coronavirus (COVID-19) and has already been cut from airing six episodes a week to just three. Whyment, who plays Kirk Sutherland, told The Sun newspaper: “We worked up until the Friday when [Prime Minister] Boris [Johnson] closed all the pubs and clubs. People over the age of 70, which includes some of the cast of Corrie, have been told they are classed as vulnerable and warned to self isolate at home for a minimum of 12 weeks to avoid catching coronavirus.