Monday 20 November 2017

Corrie warns fans not to be duped by extras scam

A fake ad is offering paid background work on the Manchester soap.

Coronation Street sign (Dave Thompson/PA)
Coronation Street sign (Dave Thompson/PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association

Coronation Street bosses have warned fans not to fall for fake adverts asking for people to be extras on the ITV soap.

An ad has appeared on social media offering paid background work for 200 people on the soap, with free accommodation and travel also part of the deal.

It says organisers are looking for people who “have what it takes to look good in the background of soap” and who are available to start in August.

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Coronation Street cast (ITV)

But the programme-makers has said the advert is a scam.

A spokesman said: “We only book our extras – or walks-on – from reputable casting agents, so they are the people to contact for any extras work.

“These ads are fake and people should not be taken in by them.”

Press Association

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