Corrie’s Cropper at Olympic snub
THEY don’t seem to have noticed the Olympics up on Coronation Street: no flags, no T-shirts, no crowding around Emily’s box to watch the opening ceremony.
At the very least, you’d think Roy Cropper might take an interest in watching South Africa’s Caster Semanya (right). We know he likes his “ladies” with that extra something.
In fact, the ITV1 soap’s only nod to London 2012 is that Tyrone Dobbs has been at the women’s boxing all week.
Unfortunately for the hapless grease monkey, he was a bit too close to the action. it was his pregnant missus Kirsty Soames throwing all the punches – and him catching them. The poor lad hasn’t even got a headguard.
Yep, Corrie has gone for another issue-led storyline (yawn): beaten husbands.
It is no laughing matter, of course, so you won’t catch me making jokes about it. Although I have to say that THE ITV1 documentary about Stock, Aitken and Waterman (right) – the men who launched the pop careers of Rick Astley, Brother Beyond and Sonia – was a cracking watch: entertaining, pacey and informative.
What a shame they misspelt the title, The HIT Factory. They forgot the S. if any character had got involved in domestic violence, you’d think it would be Stella.
Still, Kirsty is quite believable as a fella-beater. As an ex-copper, she knows all the moves and probably had loads of chance to practise them on homeless news vendors.
I’d like to see a bit more effort on her costume though. Any chance of putting her in a tight string vest, maybe with a bit of gravy dribbled down the front? Mmmm.... gravy.
Sorry, where was I? Oh yes, Kirsty and Tyrone. She has walked out on him, following a row over fishcakes (she prefers her cod like her men: battered).
Tyrone looked heartbroken – which made a change from nose-broken – but Kirsty knew it was the right thing to do.
At her age and weight category, and with Rio still four years away, it was definitely time to go pro.
Meanwhile, Steve McDonald is doing everything he can to woo Michelle Connor. He even tried to curry favour by fixing it for her budding rockstar son Ryan to try out at a pub talent show. An Open Mic to Open Michelle, if you will. The Only Way Is Essex saw Arg show his love for Gemma (right) by stripping naked and presenting her with a fish.
That is a risky strategy.
What if she saw his tackle and thought that the maggot was still attached?