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Corrie, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale stars get their own reality TV show


ITV has commissioned a reality series to follow cast members from some of the North’s soaps, including Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale.

Drama Queens will consist of eight hour-long episodes and will be produced by Liverpool-based Lime Pictures, no stranger to reality TV or soaps as the production company behind both Geordie Shore and Hollyoaks.

The show promises to provide “exclusive access to the cast’s professional commitments, as they juggle late-night finishes, photo shoots, and last-minute line learning, with their family lives.”

The official announcement continued: “Viewers can expect an inside look at the real, unscripted lives of these beloved soap stars, going behind the scenes of red-carpet events, awards ceremonies, house moves, and precious family moments. With the soap stars leading interconnected lives, the series introduces the genuine friendship groups between them.”

No cast members have yet been officially confirmed for the series but there will be familiar faces from the casts of Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and Hollyoaks.

Rebecca Kenny-Smith, Director of Programming, Unscripted, at Lime Pictures said: “We’re thrilled to bring audiences a new kind of reality show that goes beyond the glitz and glamour, offering a genuine and raw portrayal of what it’s really like to be a soap star.”

Drama Queens is expected to air in the Spring on ITVBe.

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