Coronation Street actor goes viral as 'worst extra ever'

Mike P Williams

Think you’ve seen the worst extra in television? Think again.

Coronation Street gave us a slice of TV gold this week, when viewers spotted a particularly lacklustre extra in the foreground of one of the episode’s key scenes.

( Credit: ITV)

During a poignant moment when Zeedan (Qasim Akhtar) offered up an emotional speech about the murder of his sister Alya’s (Sair Khan) boyfriend Luke (Dean Fagan) to local press, fans saw something that tickled them in the foreground of the shot away to the eager reporters.

One eagle-eyed Twitter user spotted the gaff and shared a video of it. Subsequently, the funny scene went viral, with people both bemused and amused at the effortless snapping skills the ‘photographer’ displayed.

As we can see, the hapless snapper didn’t seem at all interested in her subject matter…

The video racked up an impressive 895,000 views and 13,000 RTs since Tuesday night’s aired episode, and people couldn’t get over how bored (and bad) she was.

It’s reminiscent of the phantom sweeping man in James Bond film Quantum of Solace, but this one arguably, ahem, wipes the floor with him for sheer apathy.

Read more: 20 daft extras who nearly spoiled their scene


(Credit: E-on)

We’re not convinced the infamous extra will be getting all the awards nods, that’s for sure…

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