Gala Bingo have put together a team of ex-Coronation Street stars to sing the Galalala song for their latest advert. The likes of Steve Arnold and Shobna Gulati have been roped in to help Gala promote their exclusive Corrie games which this month are offering players the chance to win a VIP trip to The Street.
To qualify for the Coronation Street Bingo prize draw all you have to do is spend £5 in the special Corrie rooms between the 1st February and 1st March. Note that you do need to 'opt-in' to get involved - see the Gala promotions page for details. For every £5 you wager you'll receive one entry into the prize draw. There are no limits to the number of entries you can earn. One winner will be chosen from all qualifying weekly entries over the four week period.
The prize is a VIP trip to Coronation Street and it also includes a two-night stay at Manchester's first 5-star hotel, the Lowry, limousine transfer to and from the TV studios, and a spa voucher plus spending money. As this is a VIP prize we'd expect that they'll be a chance to meet a few characters on the tour as well as pull a pint in The Rovers Return.
Talking of The Rovers, the latest advert is based around a Rovers Return Karaoke night. Steve Arnold (Ashley Peacock) and Shobna Gulati (Sunita Alahan) dominate proceedings but they are joined on stage by two other singers. Unfortunately we're not too sure who they are or whether they are former members of the Corrie cast. We suspect that they may just be extras that helped with the singalong.
According to Gala Bingo.com Brand Director, Alison Digges said: "Working with Shobna and Steven was great fun. They really got involved on the day and made the whole experience a pleasure. We are delighted to be offering this money can't buy experience. Coronation Street is a British institution and we know that new and regular players alike will love to play for this fantastic opportunity."
We much prefer this Galalala advert to it's predecessors. The Rovers Return scene works well and it feels more "real" compared to the spliced together versions of players singing the tune. It could easily be a Corrie Karaoke night rather than a bingo advert and we suspect that's why it works better.
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