It’s been revealed today that Coronation Street is set to tackle racism in a storyline which will see Craig Charles’ character Lloyd Mullaney accused firefighter Paul Kershaw – who’s played by former Hollyoaks star Tony Hirst – of being racist.
The Daily Star reports, “In scenes to be screened this summer, Paul is talking to Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson, 38) and uses the phrase ‘playing the white man’.”
Lloyd’s daughter Jenna Kamara (Krissi Bohn) will hear Paul’s comment, and she immediately tells her dad, prompting a row between the two men… Read more & comment »
Corrie couple Paul Kershaw and Eileen Grimshaw have of course seen their romance flounder in the wake of the Rovers fire, which left Paul’s firefighter friend Toni dead…
And it was Toni’s death that made Eileen realise that it could just as easily have been Paul (Tony Hirst) who died in that fire, or indeed, in any fire, so she has been trying to convince Paul to give up his job.
However, he’s adamant that he won’t, and as we’ve seen recently, there seems to be no way forward for the couple, who are set to agree that parting is the only answer. Read more & comment »
As we saw in last week’s Coronation Street, Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) gave her firefighter fiancé Paul Kershaw (Tony Hirst) an ultimatum, telling him to leave the job he loves or risk losing her…
The showdown of course came after the drama of the Rovers fire, in which Paul’s colleague Toni died, and ever since, Eileen has been terrified that every time she says goodbye to Paul when he leaves for work, it’ll be the last time.
But as we’ll see in the episode that airs on Monday 15th April, both Eileen and Paul are refusing to back down from their opposing stances – Paul has of course said he won’t give up his job – and he decides it’s time he went house hunting. Read more & comment »
Coming up this week on Coronation Street, the aftermath of the fire at the Rovers, and of the two deaths that followed it – being of course those of firefighter Toni and now Sunita Alahan – continues to affect the lives of the Weatherfield residents…
And as Paul Kershaw (Tony Hirst) is determined to go back to work, his fiancé Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) is sure he’s not ready for it, but in actuality, it may she who’s not ready for Paul to go back to his life threatening job… Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will know, firefighter Paul Kershaw risked his life by going into the burning Rovers last week to try to save the lives of Stella Price and Karl Munro…
And of course, he’s now suffering survivor guilt as his friend and colleague Toni died in the blaze.
Paul (Tony Hirst) has been desperate to get back to work following the tragedy, however, as we saw last week, his boss sent him home when he feared Paul had come back too soon after the trauma of the inferno. Read more & comment »
The drama of the Rovers fire continues next week, with wicked Karl Munro (John Michie) still being hailed the hero of the hour after he ran into the burning pub to get Stella Price (Michelle Collins) out…
However, we viewers of course know that Karl started the blaze, which left Paul Kershaw’s firefighter colleague and friend dead, and Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati) fighting for her life. And of course, it’s a fight she’s set to lose as the finger of blame over the inferno points directly at her!
In the episode that airs on April 1, we’ll see Karl and Stella becoming increasingly close – much to her boyfriend Jason’s annoyance – as they come to terms with the horrible events of the fire… Read more & comment »
Next week’s episodes of Corrie begin with an hour-long trip to Weatherfield on Sunday, March 24th, when we see the full aftermath of the devastating fire in the Rovers.
And as Paul Kershaw (Tony Hirst) goes into mourning for his friend who died in the inferno, the finger of blame seems to be pointed firmly at Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas) however, as the week goes on, other suspects come to light…
The drama gets underway when, on Sunday, we see that Karl Munro (John Michie) is keen that Jason get the blame for the fire after it’s initially believed the flood in the pub’s cellar – which of course got into the fuse box when Karl deliberately sabotaged it – was to blame for the fire. Read more & comment »
After months of speculation that her character, Stella Price would be killed off in the Rovers return fire in Coronation Street next week, the actress who plays her, Michelle Collins, has revealed she has signed a new contract with the show taking her up to next year – ruling her out of the fatality count due to hit our screens.
As fans of the hit ITV soap will know, a roaring fire is set to burn the epic Rovers Return pub down to the ground next week taking with it the lives of two Weatherfield regulars.
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In the build-up to the much-anticipated Coronation Street fire which burns the iconic pub, The Rovers Return, to the ground next week, one of its main stars has revealed that we can expect to see two casualties as a result of it.
Fans of the award-winning ITV soap will know how producers are burning down the current pub set in order to create a new one for its new home when the studio moves from its current Granada location to MediaCityUK in Salford Quays next year.
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Next week, insecure Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) will turn detective after suspecting her fireman boyfriend Paul Kershaw is cheating on her, however, when Paul finds out that Eileen has been spying on him, he won’t be happy…
The drama begins on Monday 4th March when Paul (Tony Hirst) lets slip that the organizer of the Full Monty fundraiser is Toni – a woman – and not Tony, a bloke! However, he’s taken aback at how upset Eileen is over it, but nonetheless, he dismisses her concerns.
However, when Eileen tells her sister Julie Carp (Katy Cavanagh) about it, Julie suggests that they go and see if there is in fact anything to be worried about, so they sneak off and watch Paul and Toni together at the fire station, but Paul catches them red handed. Read more & comment »
As more details about the upcoming Rovers Return arson storyline emerge, it has now been revealed that Tony Hirst, who plays fireman Paul Kershaw in the hit ITV soap, has been axed from the show.
Paul first came onto our Coronation Street screens back in 2010 as the married fireman that Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) began a controversial affair with behind the back of his dementia suffering wife, Lesley, after he rescued her from having her head stuck in railings on top of Underworld factory on her 50th birthday.
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It’s fair to say that Coronation Street resident Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) doesn’t have much luck when it comes to blokes, however, since winning the heart of fireman Paul Kershaw, it seemed that cupid was finally on her side…
However, according to the Daily Star today, things are set to go the way of the pear for Eileen after she wrongly accuses Paul – who’s played by former Hollyoaks star Tony Hirst – of being unfaithful to her.
And worse yet, when Paul finds out that Eileen not only doesn’t trust him, but she also roped in her half-sister Julie Carp (Katy Cavanagh) to spy on him, he’ll dump her while informing her that he had been about to propose! Read more & comment »
Coronation Street star Tony Hirst has revealed that he hopes his character Paul Kershaw and his girlfriend Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) have a happy future together.
As we saw in last night’s episode, Paul asked Eileen to attend his wife Lesley’s funeral with him, which didn’t go down well with Lesley’s sister Yvonne, but feisty Eileen put the woman firmly in her place after enduring her sniping throughout the service.
And when Eileen and Paul headed back to the Street, Paul revealed that he loves Eileen and wants them to live together.
And while the nation heaved a collective sigh of relief for the upturn in unlucky-in-love Eileen’s fate, David and Kylie Platt – who are played by Jack P Shepherd and Paula Lane – were less than pleased for the couple as it means that Eileen is no longer selling her house. They of course had set their hearts on buying it… Read more & comment »
In tonight’s episodes of Coronation Street, there’s no let up in the unrelenting misery for poor old Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) when her former boyfriend Paul Kershaw (Tony Hirst) pleads with her to attend his wife Lesley’s funeral with him.
As fans of the show will know, after Paul accused Eileen of being responsible for Lesley’s death by leaving her in the house alone, she threw him out, and the pair haven’t spoken since.
However, when they do reunite for the emotional service, Lesley’s sister Yvonne (Dorothy Atkinson) is not happy to see Eileen there, given she knows all about the rather odd ménage a trois that was Lesley’s life shortly before she died.
During his eulogy to Lesley (Judy Holt) Paul tells the mourners, “I was living with a complete stranger by the end…”
To which Yvonne whispers to Eileen, “Funny, I thought he was living with you by then.” Read more & comment »
As fans of Coronation Street will know, patient Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) has been helping her fireman boyfriend Paul Kershaw (Tony Hirst) to take care of his wife Lesley (Judy Holt) who has early onset Alzheimer’s.
However, a couple of weeks ago, Paul and Eileen decided that it was time Lesley went into a specialist residential care home, and since then, the couple have, for the first time, had a sense of normality in their lives, and are even going abroad on a well earned break…
But things go horribly wrong when Lesley wanders off from the care home, and turns up at the house she and Paul formerly shared.
So a frantic Paul, alerted by a neighbour, races to his old home and finds Lesley in a distressed state outside. He takes her back to Coronation Street, but the poor woman is in such an agitated state, she won’t be calmed… Read more & comment »