Coronation Street actress Tanisha Gorey has admitted she can’t wait to get back to work as coronavirus lockdown has halted production on the much-loved soap.
Tanisha has been playing Asha Alahan for the past 12 years, joining the series when she was just six and calling it home ever since.
However, in the midst of one of her biggest storylines to date, with Asha dealing with naked images of herself being spread around the school in a child porn scandal, the soap has had to stop filming.
‘I think what I miss most is, where we all just come together and are just sat together because we have the most random conversations a day,’ Tanisha said of missing the cast.
‘I miss going out, and having some really close friends there, but I am really excited to get back.’
In particular, the actress is missing Elle Mulvaney, who plays Amy Barlow on the series, and shares a dressing room with.
She told Lorraine Kelly on Good Morning Britain: ‘We are really really close. We talk all the time, and she’s probably my best friend there.’
Tanisha is currently in self-isolation with her nan and granddad,
Episodes already filmed for Coronation Street are currently being stretched out to keep the show on air for longer – with Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, saying there’s enough to keep the show going until July.
However, Andy Whyment, who plays Kirk on the series added that the team need to be back on set by June in order to make sure there’s no gap in coverage.
It’s not yet known when the team will be back on set, with producers adhering to social distancing guidelines and stopping production until being told otherwise.
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