JUNE 12TH, 2008: inside the studios
We were on holidays in England and we went to Leeds for the first time to meet up with some friends to try to meet some of the Emmerdale cast. Lucy Pargeter (Chas) came out to see us, she said 'You must be the Canadian fans I've heard about. You've come on a quiet day and they are seeing if they can take you around the studios." We were shocked, but very excited!! We sat in the Dingles, stood behind the counter where Viv stood and got to see a lot of the familiar rooms. We couldn't go in the Woolpack as they were filming. We did get to watch Diane and Paul film a scene in the back room of the Wooly. We also met 14 of our favourite Emmerdale characters. What a day!!
A week later we were surprised with a VIP tour of Coronation Street. We couldn't believe it! First Emmerdale, then Corrie.....both studios closed to the public. We hadn't asked for tours, but we were absolutely thrilled with them. We were very lucky.