Cor­rie’s Crop­per at Olympic snub

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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?

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