Corrie Stars 'Banned From Strictly Come Dancing'
Soap bosses reported to be refusing to give cast time off for BBC show...
The cast of Coronation Streethave been banned from taking time off to appear in the BBC'sStrictly Come Dancing, it has been reported.
Kym Marsh and Michelle Keegan will be restricted to skating and eating kangaroo danglies, rather than learning the cha-cha-cha.
A source told the paper: "It's a no-brainer for us. Why would we allow cast members time off to go to film a show for a rival channel?"
Michelle Keegan had reportedly been a target for the forthcoming series of Strictly, but the source said: "The BBC's offer never got off the ground — we wouldn't release her from her contract.
"That goes for everyone else in the cast but we are more open when it comes to ITV shows."
While plenty of ex-Corrie and EastEnders actors appear in the reality shows, Antony Cotton (who plays Sean Tully) became the first serving Corrie star to be given time off for one when he appeared on I'm A Celeb last year.
Chris Evans is reportedly being sought by Strictly bosses for this year's show.