Coronation Street crew in revolt after finding out Emmerdale staff earn 10,000 more and work less hours

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WITH both soaps churning out six episodes a week, you would think the crew on Coronation Street and Emmerdale are well-paid for their efforts.

Well, one of them is. I hear there is trouble afoot on the cobbles, as the production team on Corrie has discovered their counterparts over in the Yorkshire Dales are getting more dosh.

The Coronation Street crew are in revolt after finding out that Emmerdale staff earn 10,000 more then they do

In fact, things have got so bad behind the scenes that the crew are talking of joining the trade union Unite to fight back.

A soap source said: The crew on Corrie are fuming as theyve learned that the Emmerdale crew are on better deals, getting paid more for less hours, and are getting loads of overtime.

In some instances, theres as much as 10,000 between people doing the same job on different crews.

Theres talk they might be getting pay rises in January but the crew say its still too little, too late.

Staff working on Emmerdale, which is currently in a pregnancy twist after characters Kerry Wyatt and Cain Dingle slept together, are ‘fuming’

Plus it doesnt bring them in line with Emmerdale. A rep from Unite is meant to be coming up in the next few weeks to chat to them about their options.

Clearly the bosses at Coronation Street are rattled. After I went to them with the story, a spokeswoman insisted: There is parity across both ITV soaps.

However, in the days that followed Im told that an email was quickly circulated around the senior crew telling them to shut their mouths over pay issues, and that someone had been talking to The Sun.

Six episodes a week sounds back-breaking work. I think ITV chiefs should dig into those deep pockets and make it right.

An email was reportedly circulated around the senior crew on Corrie telling them to ‘shut their mouths’ over pay issues

Sky limit for duo

THERES double helpings of everyones favourite presenting duo, And McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, next month.

Ant & Decs DNA Journey, airing on ITV on November 10 and 11, will see the lads travel to Ireland and the US to explore their ancestry.

Then theyll head to the Australian jungle because its been confirmed that Im A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back on November 17.

The pair must have racked up serious air miles this year.

Half-baked?

SEVEN million viewers saw Bake Off finalist David Atherton win on Tuesday, which is not a bad result for Channel 4 who paid 75million to poach it from the BBC.

But sadly, seeing underdog Yorkshireman David triumph over bookies favourites Steph Blackwell and Alice Fevronia didnt get people talking like it used to.

A whopping seven million viewers saw Bake Off finalist David Atherton win on Tuesday night

According to research, this series which saw David fail to get even one Star Baker accolade got the lowest average number of tweets per episode since it was on BBC2 in 2012.

Alarmingly for C4 bosses, that means it was pulling in just a quarter of the same social interaction of the final series on BBC1 when Candice Brown took home the trophy.

Not only have fans been talking about the show less, when they do their conversations can often be critical. The number crunching by Vanquis found that 28.1 per cent of tweets about the show were negative, making it the third least popular season.

And in further bad news, that means three of the four most unpopular series of the ten since it launched in 2010 have been on Channel 4. That may prove to be an expensive tent.

Winner David Atherton celebrating his Bake Off victory with his partner

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Producers praised her as one of the shows greats and promised that her character Serena Campbell will have a heroic exit.

Holby City’s Catherine Russell reveals she’s leaving the BBC1 drama after seven years on the show

The surgeon will be confronted with a disturbing reminder from her past before facing a passionate fight for her family.

Catherine, who has been a part of some of Holbys biggest storylines, is keen to look for new challenges although she hinted that a return was possible.

She said: I just need to get out there, frighten myself again and pretend to be someone else.

But you never know hopefully Ill be able to revisit the hospital as it really is the most wonderful place to work.

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Jennifer Saunders seemed to love performing the iconic ‘Can You feel the Love Tonight’ scene from the Lion King on There’s Something About Movies

Jennifer swapped her usual partner, Dawn French, for funnyman Tom Allen on the Sky quiz show, which airs tomorrow.

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Jennifer swapped her usual partner, Dawn French, for funnyman Tom Allen, right, on the Sky quiz show

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ANDREW GARFIELD will lead the cast in Netflixs adaptation of the musical Tick, Tick… Boom!

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