How much could a soapstar claim?
06 March, 2015
Did you know that if you find yourself in a position of being engaged to Gail Platt, you only have a 20% survival rate? You also have an equal chance of embarking on a murderous killing spree and turning out to be a serial killer yourself. In fact, living on Coronation Street is filled with peril – one resident was even electrocuted by a toaster! Heading down south to mingle with the EastEnders won’t bring you much luck either.
It’s a wonder that Peggy Mitchell lasted as long as she did having lived a life packed with more tragedy and deceit than most could take – but did you know she could have made a significant claim when the Queen Vic went up in flames?! As the old saying goes, where there’s blame, there’s a claim; old Peggy could have bagged herself up to £25,600 for damages caused to Walford’s most famous watering hole. This would have been a great help when sprucing the place up, and then of course there’s the therapy needed for the post-traumatic stress.
If you find yourself living in Hollyoaks, you may want to consider re-locating, because there’s a good chance the Grim Reaper will be tapping your shoulder in the not too distant future. Unless you happy to be Tony Hutchinson of course. He’s the only surviving original resident, and has been very lucky not to be one of 21 characters despatched by murder or manslaughter.
We’ve analysed some of soaps’ biggest disasters in order to find out what kind of claims the characters could be entitled to; take a look through our infographic, and find out which soap landscape is the most hazardous to inhabit.