SPOILER alert: Do not read any further if you have yet to watch tonight’s (Thursday) episode of Coronation Street.
It was no secret that Jimi Mistry was leaving the cobbles.
But the death of his character Kal Nazir in tonight’s (Thursday) Coronation Street fire and explosion was kept under wraps until the episode aired on ITV.
As producer Stuart Blackburn noted: “The ability of a show like Corrie to still shock and surprise the audience is really precious.”
“I have to protect him…I’m not a bad person.”
Jenny Bradley at the centre of the drama in this week’s five special Coronation Street episodes.
As she plans to kidnap Kevin’s (Michael Le Vell) son Jack and set off on the road to Hull.
Complete with wig and a new identity as Melanie Davis.
“AT the moment Corrie’s literally, and metaphorically, on fire.”
Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn talking today (Friday) about five nights of explosive drama next week.
We saw that unfold at a London preview screening this afternoon followed by a Q&A with Stuart, director David Kester and members of the cast.
Some of what we saw and heard is embargoed, so as not to spoil the enjoyment of viewers.
With Coronation Street screened at 9pm every night from Monday to Friday next week.(May 25 to 29)