Coronation Street fans to spend night on Weatherfield set in dream Airbnb

Coronation Street will let a lucky couple live like a Weatherfield local in a pop-up Airbnb.

Two guests will stay next door to the famous Rovers Return Inn for one night only in a specially built pod.

They will be taken on a private tour of the set, followed by a hotpot dinner while watching classic Corrie episodes.

The area will include exteriors of Coronation Street sights including Preston's Petals, The Kabin, and Fiz and Tyrone's.

ITV's head of continuing drama John Whiston said: "What fan of Coronation Street hasn't had a dream where you find yourself transported into the show itself, wandering around the houses of your best-loved characters? I certainly have.

"This unique stay gives you the chance to do just that, stay the night and wake up right next to the Rovers Return.

"What better way to celebrate Britain opening up again than your very own staycation on the nation's favourite street."

The hot property will become available on the Airbnb website on Wednesday May 26 at 1pm, and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Weatherfield, a fictional borough based on Salford in the northwest of England, was created by the show's scriptwriters decades ago.

The town has a number of businesses inside it, from the Viaduct Bistro and pubs including The Rovers Return Inn, as well as schools like Bessie Street Primary School.

Those hoping for a day trip can take a tour of the Corrie set, with the site's guide reading: “All of the show’s famous external landmarks can be seen on the tour including the Rovers Return, Roy’s Rolls Café, Audrey’s Salon and The Kabin, the new street extension including the community garden, and areas behind the scenes showing how the show is made.”

Corrie has been filmed in Manchester since its inception in the 60s, and is currently made at MediaCity UK at Salford Quays.

When the show first began, it was filmed at Granada Television in Manchester, with a tiny wooden set.

The cobblestones were painted onto the floor, hosting the drama for the original cast of 12 characters.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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