To promote their Covid-crushed studio tours, Coronation Street executives bring out well-known celebrities.
Numerous of their greatest performers have agreed to meet fans during the £40 per person trip to their new studios, according to street executives.
Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow, was the first actor to greet fans this past weekend.
Visitors loved the new change, and one TripAdvisor user wrote: “Everything was wonderful. enjoyed by my partner, my partner’s mother, and myself.
The appearance of Pete Barlow, one of the show’s primary characters, was a major plus.
“What a great day the sun shone on weatherfield today our trip was at 2:45 pm on July 16 and it was perfectly organized,” another person remarked.
“We were excited to see who we got for the star, and we weren’t disappointed. PETER BARLOW is a fantastic guy, and we got our photo with him. I would recommend the star tour; I don’t know how long they’ve been doing it, but it’s a different star each time.”
Chris, who has been portraying Ken Barlow’s son for 22 years, was met with joyous applause, claps, and screams of “Peter.”
One of the actor’s 54 fans shouted, “You were the one we wanted.” He thanked them, “Aw, that’s nice.” He laughed and said, “I was just going to say I’m sorry Ken Barlow couldn’t be here.
Speaking to fans about his excitement at getting the part of the former sailor and bookmaker, Peter said: “Every member of my family watched Coronation Street where I grew up. When I attended acting school, I was unable to call my mother between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.”
Added him: “I never in a million years imagined that I would be on such a legendary program, much less play Ken Barlow’s son. Life sure is odd, huh?”
On particular days throughout the summer, the star tour is offered. It costs £28 for a visit without a star meet and greet.
The tours were shut down for more than two years after the Covid pandemic struck, costing ITV a fortune in lost revenue.
Following the closing of the visitor attraction at the former Quay Street location in Manchester’s city center, the Salford studios became accessible for visits in 2018.
The Rovers Return Inn, The Kabin, and Roy’s Rolls, as well as the recently expanded Victoria Street, which includes new stores, a police station, and the Weatherfield North tram station, can all be seen by visitors as they stroll down the well-known cobbles.