Special Coronation Street shows to mark 50th anniversary

ITV has announced a series of special shows marking the 50th anniversary of Coronation Street.

Paul O’Grady will host Coronation Street – The Big 50 an all star quiz show which tell test Coronation Street cast members and celebrity super-fans who will be tested on 50 years of drama. Coronation Street: 50 Years, 50 Moments will taken fans through the 50 best moments as voted for by the viewers.

Victoria Wood is to narrate the special show looking back at the top 50 moments from Coronation Street. Coronation Street – 50 Years 50 Moments will countdown some of the soaps best moments from the past 50 years as voted for by the viewers. The two, hour long specials will feature cast of past and present along with the writers and producers behind some of the most iconic scenes in television history.

On the night of the live episode, ITV 2 will be on hand to capture the moment afterwards and look at all preparation that has gone into making the anniversary week. Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern will present the live show, interacting with the cast and getting instant reaction from viewers.