Friday, July 22, 2005
Corrie is Top Soap for Boozing
CORONATION STREET residents are Britain's biggest soap boozers, according to a survey.
A staggering 139 units of alcohol were drunk on the programme in the last two weeks of June.
And Corrie's Danny Baldwin was the biggest soap boozer, knocking back three whiskies and cokes and two bottles of wine at son James' birthday party.
Inside Soap magazine monitored booze consumption in all the soaps.
Corrie's 139 units - downed at brewer Newton and Ridley's Rovers Return - was only two ahead of ratings rival EastEnders.
They were well ahead of their third-placed Emmerdale counterparts, where Woolpack boozers knocked back 128 units.
Only 98 units were sunk in Hollyoaks while Family Affairs had just 54 units.
Inside Soap editor Steven Murphy said' The hottest action in soapland always takes place in the local pub, with drink fuelling every possible kind of fight or affair.
'We decided to have a bit of fun and see which soap really is the worst offender for drunken revelry.'
Corrie's Blanche Hunt was seen downing six gins while Emily Bishop showed she can still keep up the pace with five sherries.
Cheeky EastEnder Danny Moon downed eight bottles of beer, four neat whiskies and three cans of lager in preparation for a punch-up with Johnny Allen. He was the only soap character to be shown suffering from a hangover.
Troubled Chrissie Watts shared three bottles of wine, a bottle of whisky and a bottle of champagne.
And despite her insistence she would 'rather drink tap water', Pauline Fowler knocked back two cocktails.
Matthew King was Emmerdale's top boozer, downing 22 units over two weeks, followed by Andy Sugden.
Ben Davies slurped eight pints of lager on his way to becoming Hollyoaks' heaviest drinker.
A Coronation Street spokeswoman said: 'As in any soap, the local pub is the epicentre of all drama and this goes to show that the Rovers Return is still the most popular pub in Britain, even if it doesn't serve real alcohol.
Article source: The Daily Record. July 21, 2005
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