Coronation Street planning hour-long special 10,000th episode 4 weeks ago

Coronation Street planning hour-long special 10,000th episode

It's going to be "classic" Corrie. 

Coronation Street are set to air a special hour-long instalment for their 10,000th episode.

The long-running soap - which is also celebrating its 60th anniversary later this year - will air the milestone episode on Friday, February 7. 

And while details of what will be happening are being (understandably) kept under wraps, Iain MacLeod, the executive producer of the soap, told Metro how it was going to be "Corrie to the core."

"So, we’re thinking the 10,000th might be ‘classic Corrie’ which is laconic, comedic and character driven vibe," he continued.

With two big milestones to mark this year, MacLeod also addressed how the 60th anniversary - which will be happening in December - will be different than the 10,000th episode.

"The 60th is likely to be something much more explosive. We’ve thought long and hard about what we want from the 60th," he said. "And actually the expectation from the audience now is that it is something – not necessarily death and destruction – but there is a spectacle attached to it."

Given that the soap previously marked its 50th anniversary with a series of episodes about a tram crashing into Weatherfield, we can't wait to see what they will do with these episodes.