Corrie tops wildest wedding poll
Coronation Street has been hailed for staging the zaniest ever soap wedding.
11:03 06 July 2005
Champagne corks are popping on Coronation Street after the long running soap won yet another high profile plaudit yesterday.
The latest award comes from top telly magazine What's on TV and recognises the zaniest wedding to have entertained the UK's soap viewers.
The winning choice proved to be the disaster-strewn, like-father-like-son love tangle at the 2000 nuptials of Mike Baldwin, played by Johnny Briggs.
Corrie's thrilling scene centred around Mike's illegitimate son Mark Redman, played by Paul Fox, springing the shocking surprise that he had been sleeping with the bride-to-be, Linda Sykes, played so brilliantly by Jacqueline Pirie.
A massive 60 per cent of voters chose this as their favourite disastrous soap wedding ceremony.
EastEnders was beaten into second place with its crazy matrimony involving Alfie Moon, played by Shane Richie, stealing Kat Slater, played by Jesse Wallace, from the clutches of Michael Higgs' character, Andy Hunter.
Incredibly, Dynasty's famous 1985 wedding massacre was only third.