Coronation Street to pay tribute to Manchester terror victims tonight


Coronation Street will pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack this evening.

At least 22 people were killed and many more injured in an apparent suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena following a concert on Monday night.


ITV's Corrie, which is set and filmed in the city, will air a special tribute at the end of tonight's episode.

The latest show at 7:30PM this evening will see the end sponsor advert dropped in favour of a memorial to the victims of the bombing, with the words "We Stand Together" on screen.

The image will also appear on the Coronation Street social media accounts across the evening.


The show's official Twitter account posted yesterday: "We love Manchester, it is our home. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by last night's tragic events."

A spokesperson for Coronation Street said: “Manchester is the home of Coronation Street and we felt it was important to show our support for the victims of the bombing and the people of this great city.”

Many of the Corrie cast have spoken out about the attacks since Monday.

Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster, said: "Heartbroken & devastated. Having rushed into Manchester to help my friend home, the scenes around the arena last night were horrendous and something no child should have had to witness.

"My thoughts and love are with the people & families this attack has effected. The emergency services have been amazing and after such a horrendous attack, how we have come together as a city to help others in such a sad time.. people opening their homes, giving out free transport, a safe place for people to wait for families. I pray for our city... Our beautiful city"

And Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor, added: "I cannot believe what is happening. Praying for the people who lost their lives tonight in Manchester. Thoughts are with their families x"

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