Bob Dylan, the legendary singer, may be on his way to Coronation Street after he made a startling admission.
Since December 1960, Coronation Street has been enthralling the country while tackling both significant and sentimental themes. Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has reportedly been offered a brief role in the ITV soap, and he recently acknowledged that he “binge watches” the show.
During a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Bob Dylan candidly admitted that Coronation Street was his favourite programme to watch.
Talking about his TV habits, he explained: “I’ve binge-watched Coronation Street, Father Brown, and some early Twilight Zones.
“I know they’re old-fashioned shows, but they make me feel at home. I’m not a fan of packaged programs or news shows, so I don’t watch them.”
Since hearing the comments, Coronation Street boss Iain MacLeod has extended an invitation for the musician to appear in the soap.
He admitted that he “loves the idea” of having Bob turn up in the cobbles, and give the residents a feel for stardom.
He told The Daily Telegraph: “We would absolutely love the idea of him turning up in the Rovers Return one night.
“Maybe we could write in an open mic night and a mysterious singer could roll in out of the Manchester rain and do a turn.
“Both he and Coronation Street established their reputations in the 1960s, both have championed working-class voices and causes, both tell stories with a particular sensibility and sense of humour.”
Sir Cliff Richard and Cheryl Tweedy have both visited the Rovers Return, so Bob Dylan wouldn’t be the first famous person to appear on the cobblestones.
Rock royalty Status Quo made a memorable appearance in the soap opera for more than a week, performing at Les Battersby’s (Bruce Jones) wedding.
Status Quo’s Francis Rossi recently spoke to Daily Star about their involvement in the soap, saying: “It wasn’t until I got there, and watched them in the morning.
“Everyone is there at the same time. Everyone is reading their scripts. Rick and I were taken around the street, and we were
watching these two people act.
“Then suddenly, they do a couple of run-throughs and we were watching television. That’s what I found when I first did Corrie, that blimey these people know what to do.
“Some of the smash-up scenes they did, with me and Battersby’s wife. They have a fight scene and they have to be careful not to wreck the set too much because they have to put the set back together and wreck it again.”
As Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) arranges a surprise wedding for Fiz Stape, the next Christmas special is expected to be dramatic (Jennie McAlpine).
In another scene, Daniel Osbourne (Rob Mallard), who realized how much he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Daisy Midgeley (Charlotte Jordan), proposes to her.
Things get more heated on Boxing Day between David Platt, Max Turner (Paddy Beaver), and Griff Reynolds (Michael Condron) (Jack P Shephard).
At the Christmas market, David becomes enraged when he sees Griff making out with Max. David tries to yank Max away, but Max tells him he hates him and that he’s moving in with Griff.
By taking on Griff, David may be endangering Max and his entire family, especially if it prevents him from completing his purpose.
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