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.
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…
— Tom Hughes (@Tom_Hughes10) January 8, 2018
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.
this is amazing! this is almost as bad as the sweeper in Casino Royale whose broom doesn't touch the ground
— James Egan (@jameswzegan85) January 10, 2018
— jacob drury (@DruryJacob) January 10, 2018
Just sums up how poor the show has become. It’s more like a badly organised pantomime.
— MarkKGraham (@MarkKGraham) January 10, 2018
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.
We’re not convinced the infamous extra will be getting all the awards nods, that’s for sure…