Michael Le Vell explains the lack of social distancing

Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell has revealed how they filmed the fridge scenes without social distancing.

In the aftermath of the Friday night ITV soap (Friday February 12), Ray Crosby discovered Debbie’s plan to buy him from the police.

During an argument with the businessman, Debbie was locked in the refrigerator.


Ray locked Debbie and Kevin in the fridge (Image credit: ITV)

But even though Debbie’s brother Kevin came to help her, Ray locked them both in the fridge before breaking the handle and putting a sign on the bistro door to say it was closed.

In the final scenes of the episode, Kevin stated that his girlfriend, Abi, believed he was at camp with Jack, so he wouldn’t look for him.


Debbie and Kevin huddle together for warmth (Image credit: ITV)

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In the refrigerator, Debbie sat next to her brother. Spoiler images for this week’s episode show the two have to huddle together to get warmth.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, the actors should be socially distant.

Coronation Street: Michael Le Vell explains how they filmed the scenes

But Kevin actor Michael Le Vell explained how they safely filmed the scenes.

Speak with TV timesHe said, “They got a lot easier because me and Sue had COVID tests that thankfully came back negative so we could be close and hug each other.

“That was really nice because when Sue came back to the show last year I hadn’t seen her in ages and just wanted to hug her.”


Michael explained how they could film so close together (Credit: ITV)

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He added, “Kevin is all layered because he went camping. With that and the studio lights it got very warm on set. I tried to act cold as ice, but sweat ran down my back. “

The scenes continue tonight when Abi is shocked to learn that Kevin never showed up at Jack’s camp.

Will Debbie and Kevin both survive?

Coronation Street airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with an hour-long episode on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on ITV.

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