Two of ITV’s most iconic brands are set to join forces for a very special show ahead of HM The King’s Coronation this May.
ITV1’s flagship daytime show This Morning and ITV1’s longest running soap Coronation Street will come together to get the Coronation weekend celebrations started with an extraordinary edition of This Morning that will broadcast live from the Corrie cobbles for the 150 minute special.
The multi-awarding winning shows will unite on Friday 5th May when Friday hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary will take the shows famous blue sofa from Television Centre in West London to ‘Weatherfield’ in Greater Manchester and invite viewers to join them for a show packed with special guests and a party fit for a King!
Alison Hammond said, "I literally cannot wait to be back visiting those cobbles again. I always have such a great time with the Coronation Street team and to be there with our This Morning team this time for such a special occasion will be epic, it's going to be so much fun!"
Dermot O’Leary said, "I cannot think of a more iconic way to spend a Friday hosting with Alison and delivering a show like this ahead of the King's coronation. We will definitely be bringing the party to Manchester that day!"
Iain MacLeod, Series Producer, Coronation Street said, “The whole place is buzzing about having This Morning here for the Coronation! It seems totally fitting to have daytime royalty, teaming up with soap royalty to celebrate actual royalty and we can’t wait to join Alison, Dermot and the team in raising a pint of Newton and Ridley to His Majesty in the Rovers Return."
Martin Frizell, Executive Producer, This Morning said, "We've had this idea for a while now and I'm thrilled it's coming to life. Whilst we have taken This Morning to various locations throughout the years, I think to have two of ITV's biggest and longest running shows coming together like this for a unique event to celebrate and mark such a momentous moment in history will be a huge treat for viewers and fans alike."
This Morning continues weekdays at 10am on ITV1.