Emmerdale boss Stuart Blackburn moves to Coronation Street

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Emmerdale producer Stuart Blackburn told 5 live's Richard Bacon he will hit the cobbles in January, replacing Phil Collinson.

The current Coronation Street boss is moving to a new job developing other Manchester-made dramas.

Mr Blackburn was a story editor on Corrie until he joined the Yorkshire-based soap in 2009.

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