Corrie and EastEnders fans in a frenzy as soap shares big news – but it’s April Fools’ Day

Fans of Coronation Street and EastEnders were agitated when the two rival soaps shared important news of their own with viewers today. However, both became an April Fool’s joke

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Coronation Street and EastEnders had some big news to announce to their fans today – but it ended up being a big April Fools joke.

Both rivals played a practical joke on their social media followers today as they announced plans for the coming months, with Corrie sharing the brand new Virtual Assistant. their.

EastEnders also announced a single episode of the musical special later this year, but it was all an April Fools joke, much to the dismay of fans at home as they begged for it to be true. .

Corrie was the first to post their new product introduction at midnight.

Corrie introduced their new Virtual Assistant


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And some of their actors put to good use!


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“Introducing Cobble, your new Virtual Assistant. With high-tech audio hardware and enhanced smart home connectivity, it’s a must-have for any modern home. This fall. . #Corrie @ITV @ WeAreSTV1 #HeyCobble #Cobble,” they wrote.

They also shared a video of the cast capturing the ‘new’ Cobble device. “What time are Rovers open today?”, “What’s the weather like in Manchester?” and “What’s your favorite soap?” are some of the questions soap stars ask about the device, with soap legend best-loved Sally Dynevor (who plays Sally Metcalfe) providing the voice for the ‘new device’.

Fans admitted that they were fooled by the hilarious joke – while others called it an outright joke.

The Cobble is voiced by none other than Sally Dynevor


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“You get me! I was so confused,” one person wrote, as another added: “Oh, I love the sound of this.” A third person wrote on Instagram: “I am generally very confused and then realized”, another called it “the funniest thing they have ever seen”.

Later in the day, Corrie bosses confirmed it was all a big joke.

“Ok, you guessed it, April Fools! We won’t be selling any high-tech, virtual, Cobble assistants…”, they wrote online, “Fun fact: We used a real cup! (And it was a lot heavier than we expected).”

Elsewhere, EastEnders also played a practical prank on their social media followers – announcing a musical episode.

#EastEnders will become the first British Soap to air an hour-long musical episode later this year,” they wrote.

EastEnders says they’ll be making a musical episode – and fans jumped when they found out it was just a prank


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“EastEnders producer Alf Roolip said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to showcase the musical talent of the cast, while also being able to weave some excellent songs into the stories of our characters. we.”

Although it was all just a big April Fool’s joke, some fans were hoping for it to come true.

“Let’s really do this tho!!!” One person shared, as another added: “In all seriousness, bring back the numbers of Children in Need musicals!” A third wrote: “Very good but I feel like we really want this!” as another wrote online: “I know it’s April Fools’ Day but it’s still going to be cool.”

When they confirmed that it was all a joke, fans admitted that they finally had a good idea.

“I really realize it’s a joke….. But wish it was true… Some actors have great voices, especially Max and Shona,” one person shared on Instagram. , as another added: “I actually believed this and I’m a bit sad.”

A third wrote on social media: “Make it happen, I will absolutely love this.”

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