Win a romantic Coronation Street date for two

Valentine’s Day is upon us and you need to look no further than Coronation Street for inspiration.

When it comes to romance, the famous cobbles have had more than their fair share of romantic ups and downs over the years.

As well as budding new relationships, good old Weatherfield has been home to some solid couples including Jack Duckworth and his ‘little swamp duck’ Vera, the iconic Stan and Hilda and Roy Cropper and his one true love Hayley.

This year’s Valentine’s Day is set to be more dramatic tension than roses and chocolates, but we’re celebrating it anyway by offering you the chance to win a Corrie date for two.

The lucky winner will bag a pair of tickets for the Coronation Street Tour plus £200 cash to spend on a meal and drinks – or you could put it towards a hotel stay.

To enter, simply fill in the form below.

Take Ken and Deirdre for another example of a favorite Corrie couple – the soap opera’s answer to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Their relationship survived explosive rows and many affairs.

In 1981, the couple walked down the aisle watched by an audience of more than 24 million viewers, which was more than tuned in to watch the wedding of Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer the same year.

In what was to turn into one of the street’s most dramatic love triangles, Deirdre famously embarked on an affair with her ex Mike Baldwin before she realized her heart was with Ken.

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When it was announced she was staying with Ken the scoreboard at Old Trafford flashed up a message to the approving roar of fans watching Manchester United play Arsenal.

Ken and Deirdre remarried in 2005

These days his teacher son Daniel Osbourne is following in the footsteps of ladies’ man Ken.

Barmaid Daisy Midgeley has found herself unable to resist his magnetic charm, and there looks set to be another love triangle on the horizon soon with the return of former love interest Nicky Wheatley.

Ken’s older son Peter is one half of another popular long-standing couple who have suffered some hard knocks.

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Peter and Carla are still going strong even after their first shot at marriage broke down over Peter’s affair with babysitter Tina McIntyre and Peter’s life-threatening battle with alcoholism.

And when it comes to relationships being put to the test, Gemma and Chesney hadn’t been together long before the kebab shop workers welcomed quads after Gemma went into labor while riding in a cable car, presenting a real cliffhanger while Chesney attempted to propose.

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One thing’s for sure, any romance on Coronation Street is bound to have the backdrop of the Rovers Return or the Bistro as a backdrop for those all-important dates.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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