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Coronation Street‘s Sally Ann Matthews and Alison King were spotted filming funeral scenes for the long-running soap outside a Manchester church on Monday.
It is thought to have been the service for Johnny Connor (played by Richard Hawley), after viewers watched him die while heroically saving his estranged wife Jenny Bradley (played by Sally) in a recent episode.
Carla Connor (played by Alison) put on an emotional display as she wiped a teary from her eye while Peter Barlow (played by Chris Gascoigne) kept his eyes to the floor.
In hysterics: Coronation Street’s Sally Ann Matthews (above) and Alison King were spotted filming scenes for Johnny Connor’s funeral on Monday in Manchester… after his shock death in sinkhole tragedy
Serious: Alison wore a charcoal wool coat and walked with her hands in her pockets
Despite the sombre storyline, Sally Ann, 51, and Charlotte Jordan, 26, (who plays Daisy Midgeley) appeared to be in high spirits as they larked around in-between scenes while keeping warm with unmissable red coats.
Each cast member ensured they were dressed in all-black ensembles while the cameras were rolling – with Daisy clutching a giant floral wreath.
Alison later shot a beaming smile at her pals as she stuck her hands in the pockets of her black wool coat amid the chilling October climate.
In hysterics: Sally Ann (right) and Charlotte Jordan (left) chuckled with laughter
Happy: Despite the somber storyline, Sally Ann, 51, [right] and Charlotte, 26, (who plays Daisy Midgeley) [left] appeared to be in high spirits as they larked in-between scenes while keeping warm with unmissable red coats
Fashion forward: The eye-popping ruby numbers featured the ITV logo and plunged all the way down to the actresses’ shins
Upset: Alison King (played by Carla Connor) put on an emotional display as she wiped a teary from her eye
Dapper: Peter Barlow looked suave in a black wool coat which he layered above a coordinating suit
Looking good: Sally Ann later slipped out of the padded coat, which revealed her smart black outfit. Peter (played by Chris Gascoigne) kept his eyes to the floor
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Coronation Street fans were reduced to tears on Friday night as Johnny Connor died after heroically saving his estranged wife Jenny Bradley.
Tragic scenes marking the end of Super Soap Week saw Johnny, portrayed by Richard Hawley, hear his dead son Aidan call out ‘dad’, before he finally surrendered to the cold and drowned.
Johnny’s death brought Richard’s six-year spell as Carla’s long-last father to a close.
Stunning: Carla wore her gorgeous brown locks with blonde highlights
Sombre: Each cast member ensured they were dressed in all-black ensembles while the cameras were rolling
Harrowing: Sally Ann put her acting skills to use as she expressed a series of downcast emotions
Johnny and Jenny found themselves trapped in a sinkhole as torrential weather hit the cobbles, with the ordeal seeing him confess his love to her.
He also apologised for his past mistakes before helping her escape.
The pair were fearful they would die together, before Shona Ramsey saved the day by throwing them a rope.
A selfless Johnny was adamant that Jenny be pulled through first as Shona wouldn’t be able to pull both of them simultaneously.
Beautiful: Daisy Midgeley (played by Charlotte Jordan, right) clutched a giant floral wreath
Trendy: Sally Ann clutched a light brown leather handbag as she strolled through the graveyard
Angry: She scowled into the distance as her character paid her repects
Once reaching a place of safety, the women tried to call out to Johnny but to no avail – he died as he heard his son’s voice for the last time.
Avid Corrie fans couldn’t handle the emotion, with one comparing it to the ‘Titanic all over again.’
Another wrote: ‘Have they really killed Johnny off like that I’m suing for emotional damage’, with a third chiming ‘I had a wee lump in my throat’.
Heartfelt conversation between the former lovers heard Johnny say: ‘I didn’t want to see you in love with someone else. But you deserve to be happy after what I put you through.’
Heroic: Coronation Street fans were reduced to tears on Friday night as Johnny died after heroically saving his estranged wife Jenny
Tragic: Johnny and Jenny found themselves trapped in a sinkhole as torrential weather hit the cobbles, with the ordeal seeing him confess his love to her
End of the road: Once reaching a place of safety, the women tried to call out to Johnny but to no avail – he died as he heard his son’s voice for the last time
Johnny’s son Aidan – played by Shayne Ward – died by suicide three years earlier, resulting in his dad lashing out on Jenny and cheating on her with Liz McDonald.
Of that life changing moment, Johnny explained: ‘After that, my life stopped, nothing made sense. Everything’s been all wrong, you know, I tried,’ to which Jenny replied: ‘No, because that sounds like you’re giving up and you’re not allowed to give up.’
Natasha Blakeman and Harvey Gaskell’s lives also hang in the balance after a gang member shot Sam’s mum, mistaking her for Leanne Battersby.
Moving: Avid Corrie fans couldn’t handle the emotion, with one comparing it to the ‘Titanic all over again’
Harvey attempted to hijack Leanne’s car with her in it, but she crashed and he smashed his head on the glass.
Iain MacLeod, Corrie’s executive producer, previously confirmed that Super Soap Week would continue to play out next year.
‘There are brilliant final chapters but exciting novel and new chapters in other stories – some of which are surprising. It’s a launch pad for Christmas and New Year,’ he teased.
Sad: Johnny’s son Aidan (Shayne Ward) died by suicide three years earlier, resulting in his dad lashing out on Jenny and cheating on her with Liz McDonald
Source: DUK News