Coronation Street Star Gets Stuck in Loo Before Live TV Appearance


A beloved Coronation Street star had a nightmare experience on live television when she found herself trapped in a toilet just moments before her scheduled appearance on Channel 4's chat show, Steph's Packed Lunch.

A Hilarious Mishap

Shobna Gulati, 55, who is known for her role in the long-running soap opera, was locked in a backstage restroom and risked missing her slot on the show. Luckily, her fellow soap actress and friend Hayley Tamaddon came to the rescue.

Hayley documented the comical ordeal on Instagram, capturing the moment she freed Shobna from the cubicle. In the video, Shobna can be heard giggling as Hayley asks if she accidentally locked herself in. Amidst fits of laughter, Shobna replies, "I can't open it!"

On Set, Finally!

After the amusing mishap, the two stars finally made it onto the set of Steph's Packed Lunch to discuss the tour of their musical, Everybody's Talking About Jamie. The duo even dressed in matching outfits, adding to the light-hearted atmosphere.

More Misadventures

Hayley Tamaddon's day was filled with mishaps, as she encountered more moments of hilarity. She shared a selfie after accidentally spilling water on her lap, making it appear as though she had wet herself. Later that day, her lunch from Pret a Manger exploded all over the floor. All the while, the good-humored star documented these misfortunes on her Instagram, sarcastically remarking, "Our day just gets better and better!"

Back on the Small Screen

For Hayley, 45, these mishaps were a small price to pay, as she recently landed her first television role in seven years. She played a part in Channel 5 drama The Good Ship Murder and expressed her joy in returning to TV after dedicating years to the stage.