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Coronation Street legends reunited for a special This Morning street party on Friday ahead of the King's Coronation. Hosts Alison Hammond and Der

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Coronation Street legends reunited for a special This Morning street party on Friday ahead of the King’s Coronation

Hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary joined cast members including Jack P Shepherd who plays David Platt and Bill Roache who plays Ken Barlow.

And Norris Cole, played by Malcolm Hebden, even came back from the dead (on the show) for the knees-up after retiring from the cobbles in 2021. 

The show began with special pre-recorded titles that merged Coronation Street and This Morning and continued with a series of royal-themed activities. 

As the hosts grilled stars about their experiences of meeting the firm, Jack opened up about King Charles’ visit to the set when he was 12 and revealed the monarch was ‘baffled’ about who he was, thinking he was the son of a Corrie worker. 

Legends: Coronation Street legends reunited for a special This Morning street party on Friday ahead of the King's Coronation

Legends: Coronation Street legends reunited for a special This Morning street party on Friday ahead of the King's Coronation

Legends: Coronation Street legends reunited for a special This Morning street party on Friday ahead of the King’s Coronation

Special party: Coronation Street legends reunited for a special This Morning street party ahead of the King's Coronation on Friday. (pictured L-R: Dermot, Alison, Asha (Tanisha Gorey), Craig (Colson Smith) and Billy (Daniel Brocklebank)

Special party: Coronation Street legends reunited for a special This Morning street party ahead of the King's Coronation on Friday. (pictured L-R: Dermot, Alison, Asha (Tanisha Gorey), Craig (Colson Smith) and Billy (Daniel Brocklebank)

Special party: Coronation Street legends reunited for a special This Morning street party ahead of the King’s Coronation on Friday. (pictured L-R: Dermot, Alison, Asha (Tanisha Gorey), Craig (Colson Smith) and Billy (Daniel Brocklebank)

Reunion: Hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary joined cast members including Jack P Shephard who plays David Platt and Norris, played by Malcolm Hebden (pictured talking to Dermot) even came back from the dead

Reunion: Hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary joined cast members including Jack P Shephard who plays David Platt and Norris, played by Malcolm Hebden (pictured talking to Dermot) even came back from the dead

Reunion: Hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary joined cast members including Jack P Shephard who plays David Platt and Norris, played by Malcolm Hebden (pictured talking to Dermot) even came back from the dead 

Funny: As the hosts grilled stars about their experiences of meeting the firm, Jack opened up about King Charles' visit to the set and revealed the monarch was 'baffled' about who he was. (pictured L-R: Bill, Jack, Tina O'Brien and Sharon Marshall speak to Alison and Dermot)

Funny: As the hosts grilled stars about their experiences of meeting the firm, Jack opened up about King Charles' visit to the set and revealed the monarch was 'baffled' about who he was. (pictured L-R: Bill, Jack, Tina O'Brien and Sharon Marshall speak to Alison and Dermot)

Funny: As the hosts grilled stars about their experiences of meeting the firm, Jack opened up about King Charles’ visit to the set and revealed the monarch was ‘baffled’ about who he was. (pictured L-R: Bill, Jack, Tina O’Brien and Sharon Marshall speak to Alison and Dermot)

Jack said that he met Charles when he was still the Prince of Wales and added: ‘I was 12. We met outside the Rovers Return, and I just remember he was so baffled as to what I was doing there.

‘He was like, ‘Who are you?’ I was like, ‘I’m an actor, nice to meet you.’ And he was like, “But where are your parents?”

‘I was like, ‘My mum is about,’ but he was like, ‘Yes, but what do they do here? He thought I was a friend of the family or something.

‘I remember my mum saying he will be the King one day, and he is.’

A few years later, Jack met Queen Consort Camilla on the cobbles, another funny meeting for the actor as she said: ‘I know you, you’re the naughty boy.’ 

Alison said: ‘I once said to Charles that I’d like a one to one [interview] with him, and he said ‘Would I survive?’…He’s great fun!’

Meanwhile, fellow Corrie legends Bill, Barbara Knox who plays Rita and Helen Worth who plays Gail Platt, also spoke about meeting royals. 

Helen said of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to the set: ‘It was so obvious she was enjoying herself [here at Corrie], at one point Jack was making her laugh and she loved it!’

Huge crowd: A massive number of Corrie stars past and present hit the cobbles for the Coronation knees-up

Huge crowd: A massive number of Corrie stars past and present hit the cobbles for the Coronation knees-up

Huge crowd: A massive number of Corrie stars past and present hit the cobbles for the Coronation knees-up 

Tea's up! Colson joined Jack for a cup of tea and a croissant at the Coronation party as they celebrated in style

Tea's up! Colson joined Jack for a cup of tea and a croissant at the Coronation party as they celebrated in style

Tea’s up! Colson joined Jack for a cup of tea and a croissant at the Coronation party as they celebrated in style 

Royally special: The show began with special pre-recorded titles that merged Coronation Street and This Morning and continued with a series of royal-themed items

Royally special: The show began with special pre-recorded titles that merged Coronation Street and This Morning and continued with a series of royal-themed items

Royally special: The show began with special pre-recorded titles that merged Coronation Street and This Morning and continued with a series of royal-themed items

Wow! Later in the show, Alison and Dermot unveiled a new waxwork of King Charles and revealed the results of a surprising poll which revealed viewers wanted one made of Alison. Pictured: Alison and Dermot with the waxwork of Charles

Wow! Later in the show, Alison and Dermot unveiled a new waxwork of King Charles and revealed the results of a surprising poll which revealed viewers wanted one made of Alison. Pictured: Alison and Dermot with the waxwork of Charles

Wow! Later in the show, Alison and Dermot unveiled a new waxwork of King Charles and revealed the results of a surprising poll which revealed viewers wanted one made of Alison. Pictured: Alison and Dermot with the waxwork of Charles 

And soap legend Bill, who has been on Corrie since the very beginning in 1960, revealed that saw the late Queen seven times.

He said: ‘I did meet her seven times, and on one occasion I had five minutes on my own with her and they [royalty] love to be amused and are always very friendly and very warm. 

‘Charles is particularly warm and friendly… The Queen set the example of the perfect monarch and he followed that and he really cares.’

The actor also shared that Camilla had once told him she watches Corrie when it is on, saying: ‘I remember asking her if she ever watched the Street and she said, ‘At 7.30pm on a Monday and a Wednesday, the phone is off the hook.’

Barbara spoke about getting her MBE from the Queen, revealing that she thought she was a ‘wonderful lady.’

She said: ‘Her Majesty was wonderful… she made you feel so relaxed, I could talk to this lady. 

‘She had that magic! When she was here last year I said ‘ma’am’ as she was about to leave, and she said ‘yes?’, I said, ‘I want to thank you for this [her MBE] I do love it, thank you very much’, and instantly she said, ‘Did you have a lovely day?’

Alison went on to speak to Barbara about why Corrie is so popular and she admitted: ‘I think people believe us. They can love us or hate us and they become very fond of you, and we can make you laugh…’ 

Panel: The Telegraph's Camilla Tominey joined Gyles Brandreth on the sofa with the hosts as they had a chat about the Coronation

Panel: The Telegraph's Camilla Tominey joined Gyles Brandreth on the sofa with the hosts as they had a chat about the Coronation

Panel: The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey joined Gyles Brandreth on the sofa with the hosts as they had a chat about the Coronation 

Thirsty work! Alison and Dermot also enjoyed a cocktail making class in the Rovers Return ahead of the Coronation. (pictured L-R: Jenny (Sally-Ann Matthews), Helen McGann and Dermot and Alison)

Thirsty work! Alison and Dermot also enjoyed a cocktail making class in the Rovers Return ahead of the Coronation. (pictured L-R: Jenny (Sally-Ann Matthews), Helen McGann and Dermot and Alison)

Thirsty work! Alison and Dermot also enjoyed a cocktail making class in the Rovers Return ahead of the Coronation. (pictured L-R: Jenny (Sally-Ann Matthews), Helen McGann and Dermot and Alison) 

Smiles: The hosts posed with Tanisha, who plays Dev's daughter, in the boozer as the show continued

Smiles: The hosts posed with Tanisha, who plays Dev's daughter, in the boozer as the show continued

Smiles: The hosts posed with Tanisha, who plays Dev’s daughter, in the boozer as the show continued 

Delighted: Alison was delighted that This Morning was broadcasting live from the cobbles as the show opened

Delighted: Alison was delighted that This Morning was broadcasting live from the cobbles as the show opened

Delighted: Alison was delighted that This Morning was broadcasting live from the cobbles as the show opened 

The host added: ‘And you make us cry as well… so believable’, while Michael who plays Kevin Webster interjected: ‘You make us laugh!’

Later in the show, Alison and Dermot unveiled a new waxwork of King Charles and revealed the results of a surprising poll.

Viewers had expressed their wish to see Alison have her own waxwork in Blackpool and she said: ‘Oh my god, that’d be amazing! It’d have to have a laugh wouldn’t it? I can’t believe it – I’m gonna be a waxwork.’

As the episode continued, there was a Coronation cocktail masterclass at the Rovers and a party food tutorial and despite some heavy rain, proceedings carried on.

Another funny moment unfolded as Josie Gibson met and hugged her secret crush in person- Michael.

Michael laughed: ‘I’m a little bit shorter in real life aren’t I?’ and a blushing Josie replied: ‘You’re still a fine red wine.’

Elsewhere, Dame Maureen Lipman explained later in the show that a golden cobble plaque was set to be put on the cobbles to mark the special episode.

It reads: ‘Coronation Street and This Morning celebrated the Coronation of HM King Charles III on these cobbles 5th May 2023’. 

Alison and other stars posted selfies to their social media as they celebrated the Coronation together. 

‘Coronation Street’ was initially called ‘Florizel Street’, but it was later named after the 1902 Coronation of Charles’ great-great grandfather King Edward VII.

Crew: The huge street party was also visited by a brass band as the royally special party carried on in style

Crew: The huge street party was also visited by a brass band as the royally special party carried on in style

Crew: The huge street party was also visited by a brass band as the royally special party carried on in style 

Fun: Josie, Alison and Dermot stood by a street car cab from the show as their Coronation festivities continued

Fun: Josie, Alison and Dermot stood by a street car cab from the show as their Coronation festivities continued

Fun: Josie, Alison and Dermot stood by a street car cab from the show as their Coronation festivities continued 

Selfie time: Alison and other stars posted selfies to their social media as they celebrated the Coronation together

Selfie time: Alison and other stars posted selfies to their social media as they celebrated the Coronation together

Selfie time: Alison and other stars posted selfies to their social media as they celebrated the Coronation together

Plaque: Elsewhere, Dame Maureen Lipman explained later in the show that a golden cobble plaque was set to be put on the cobbles to mark the special episode. (pictured: Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney), Bill, Sally and Barbara in the Rovers)

Plaque: Elsewhere, Dame Maureen Lipman explained later in the show that a golden cobble plaque was set to be put on the cobbles to mark the special episode. (pictured: Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney), Bill, Sally and Barbara in the Rovers)

Plaque: Elsewhere, Dame Maureen Lipman explained later in the show that a golden cobble plaque was set to be put on the cobbles to mark the special episode. (pictured: Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney), Bill, Sally and Barbara in the Rovers)

It comes after Coronation Street held a special 50th anniversary street party complete with iconic stars in 2010.

The cast of the era got together to pose for a huge picture- more than treble the amount that originally appeared in the soap. 

The only survivor from the original 20 characters in the first episode of Corrie however is Bill. 

Ken started off on the show as a student who had won a place at university, but found his working-class background on the street something of an embarrassment amongst his more educated peers.

Crush: Another funny moment unfolded as Josie Gibson met and hugged her secret crush in person- Michael

Crush: Another funny moment unfolded as Josie Gibson met and hugged her secret crush in person- Michael

Crush: Another funny moment unfolded as Josie Gibson met and hugged her secret crush in person- Michael

Games: This Morning¿s ¿Dosh on Your Doorstep¿ competition got a special twist when Sally Dynevor played ¿Cash on the Cobbles¿ and raised £1,000 for The Princes Trust charity

Games: This Morning¿s ¿Dosh on Your Doorstep¿ competition got a special twist when Sally Dynevor played ¿Cash on the Cobbles¿ and raised £1,000 for The Princes Trust charity

Games: This Morning’s ‘Dosh on Your Doorstep’ competition got a special twist when Sally Dynevor played ‘Cash on the Cobbles’ and raised £1,000 for The Princes Trust charity

Iconic: It comes after Coronation Street held a special 50th anniversary street party complete with iconic stars in 2010 and the cast got together for a special picture

Iconic: It comes after Coronation Street held a special 50th anniversary street party complete with iconic stars in 2010 and the cast got together for a special picture

Iconic: It comes after Coronation Street held a special 50th anniversary street party complete with iconic stars in 2010 and the cast got together for a special picture 

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