Corrie boss: I don't like soaps
Coronation Street boss Tony Wood has admitted that he dislikes soaps.
14:00 05 March 2005
Coronation Street producer Tony Wood has admitted that he dislikes soaps and only watches them for professional purposes.
He said: "I don't watch soaps at all. Never. I've never, ever, watched a soap opera on a personal level, only ever professionally.
"I didn't grow up on it, I was never a fan. Soaps don't do it for me at all. Never have done, ever."
Wood, 40, took over the Granada soap a year ago and has ensured the soap stays at the top of the ratings with storylines such as the Tommy Harris murder at the hands of his daughter Katy and Steve and Karen McDonald's bitter divorce.
He added: "I think the sensational stories are here to stay. But I want to raise the rest of the stuff.
"If you go back to the roots of the programme, it's three old women sitting in a pub gossiping."