Coronation Street has today (April 1st) revealed plans to record a new version of the show’s iconic theme tune - with cast members singing specially written lyrics.
In an exclusive video on the soap’s official website. Producer Kate Oates reveals that for the first time the opening titles will no longer be purely instrumental.
Executive producer Kieran Roberts also explains that the decision was partly driven by the abundance of great singers in the cast.
Behind the scenes footage shows Faye Brookes, Catherine Tyldesley and Shayne Ward recording the new theme tune and talking about how thrilled they are to be part of such an historic moment in the programme’s 56 year history.
The lyrics have been written to reflect the show’s unique DNA and include the lines:
It’s Coronation Street
Northern friends you’d like to meet
Hotpot, cobbles, murder and vice…
Sometimes not nice (but there’s comedy too…)