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Coronation Street uses real couples as Covid kissing doubles

Coronation Street uses real couples as Covid kissing doubles

Entertainment
ITVWhen Tyrone and Alina stole a kiss in Friday's episode of Coronation Street, many viewers will have been rightly left wondering how they filmed it following social distancing guidelines.The answer: real-life kissing doubles.Actors Alan Halsall and Ruxandra Porojnicu were filmed talking before their kiss, but did not get within two metres of one another, ITV bosses said.Instead, regular Corrie extra Alex Mulvaney and his wife Hannah then stepped in for the romantic moment.How EastEnders is 'cheating' with kissing scenes"My agent said that Coronation Street needed extras who were in a support bubble, and because I used to be an extra three times a week and they knew half of my family had done extra work on the show, it worked out perfectly," explained Mulvaney."My partner Hannah hadn't do...
From McDreamy to Wall Street villain: Patrick Dempsey on ‘all the things you need for a good drama’

From McDreamy to Wall Street villain: Patrick Dempsey on ‘all the things you need for a good drama’

Entertainment
It doesn't get much starrier than playing the romantic lead in one of the world's biggest TV shows, but after just a couple of minutes of talking to Patrick Dempsey it's clear his feet are planted firmly on the floor."I get it," he tells me as my toddler comes bursting into the room just a couple of minutes after we start chatting on Zoom, and later reveals that his family's lockdown binge TV of choice is The Queen's Gambit - as it helped them improve their own chess strategies when playing one another. Propelled to household-name status playing neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd (aka McDreamy) in medical drama Grey's Anatomy, Dempsey comes across as a down-to-earth family man in real life - and a far cry from his latest character in new show Devils, a thriller set in the world of finance around ...
Covid-19: High Street chemists start vaccinations in England

Covid-19: High Street chemists start vaccinations in England

Health
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FTSE 100 suffers worst year since 2008 – but Wall Street rebounds

FTSE 100 suffers worst year since 2008 – but Wall Street rebounds

Business
The FTSE 100 has clocked up its worst year since the 2008 financial crisis - underperforming against global rivals that have bounced back following a coronavirus sell-off earlier in the year.London's leading share index closed at 6460.5 in a shortened closing session on New Year's Eve, 14.3% down over the course of 2020. It marked something of a recovery after the FTSE's calamitous sell-off during the spring saw it fall below the 5,000-mark but the annual decline was still the biggest slump since a 31% plunge 12 years ago. Image: Markets across the globe plunged earlier this year At the same time New York's S&P 500 has been trading at or around all-time highs this week while Germany's Dax, up 3.5% for the year, was just shy of rec...
Electric Gamebox booths bring group gaming to the high street

Electric Gamebox booths bring group gaming to the high street

Technology
After a year of video calls and online quizzes, a new business is hoping to make screen-time more social with its immersive group gaming booths.Each room at the Electric Gamebox has 360-degrees of visuals projected on to touch-sensitive walls, for groups of up to six players.While its venues can currently only host household groups due to the current coronavirus restrictions in England, the company hopes the activity will appeal to families and flatmates who are looking to get out and try a Covid-safe activity. BBC Click's Chris Fox visited the Electric Gamebox to see what the experience was like..css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}See more at .css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link{color:#3F3F42;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visi...