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Gala Bingo Coronation Street Advert

Posted by: BingoGal - Tuesday, Dec. 17th 2013 7:44 AM

By now you may well be aware that Gala Bingo have a very exclusive game to offer their players when they step into their online site, Coronation Street Bingo. The game boasts extra chances to win and you will find Fred Elliott as your bingo called in the special room. It’s this character, actor John Savident, that also appears in the themed commercial for the brand and their new game.

John played Fred Elliott in the popular soap from 1994 until 2006 when his character collapsed and died in Audrey Robert’s hallway on the day of his wedding to Bev Unwin. We are unsure really why a dead character is calling the numbers and fronting the advertising for Coronation Street Bingo at Gala to be honest.

The advert, which can be viewed below, features a number of actors dressed in a butcher’s whites and also a potato. Each actor has a bingo ball on a card. You are asked if you can pick the real Fred Elliott and then each actor is visited by the camera as John calls the number on their card, but with a bit of a butcher’s theme:

  • Burger in a bun – 81
  • Giblets -20
  • Top of the chop – 90
  • Pork pie heaven – 57

It’s a different commercial, that’s for sure but we can’t quite decide if choosing a character who won’t be returning to the street was the right way to go. Yes, Fred Elliott has a very distinctive voice but he’s not exactly ‘current’ is he? What do you think?

Here’s the advert from

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