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Virtual Coronation Street tour guide Alison King 'does not miss learning lines'


Alison King played Carla Connor in Coronation Street

Alison King played Carla Connor in Coronation Street

Alison King played Carla Connor in Coronation Street

Alison King will return to Coronation Street as a virtual guide for a new tour, but the actress has revealed she does not miss learning lines or filming wedding scenes.

King, 43, left the ITV programme in May after playing Carla Connor for 10 years.

The soap will be going on the road at the end of August, inviting fans into an immersive experience to enjoy all things Weatherfield.

Visitors will be able to see the iconic set, cobbles, props and memorabilia as it takes up residency in Glasgow until January, before a proposed move to Belfast.

King will act as the exhibition's official guide, sharing show secrets with guests and walking them through the iconic venues, including the beloved Rovers Return pub.

She told Press Association that she is happy to have left the programme for now.

"It's just as hard work being a mum, but without the line-learning. I don't miss that at the moment," she said.

She has a seven-year-old daughter Daisy Mae with former fiance Adam Huckett, who worked on the show.

The actress said after working on the soap for a decade, she would not miss shooting wedding scenes.

Her character appeared as a bride in three ceremonies.

She said: "I think my least favourite [part of working on Coronation Street] are all the weddings because they take so long and you get over being in that dress pretty quickly."

The actress ruled out returning to Corrie in the immediate future.

During her time on the soap, King was involved in several dramatic storylines including developing a gambling addiction and battling alcoholism.

Her exit saw Carla leave for Devon after a failed attempt to run over sworn enemy Tracy Barlow.