Coronation Street has kicked off a countdown to its 60th Anniversary this December
Today (October 11) marks exactly 60 days until the world's longest running drama celebrates 60 years on TV on December 9.
ITV have revealed each day they will be sharing special messages from famous fans, charities, cast members and viewers via the soap’s official social media channels.
As each new message is revealed, we will be one step closer to an anniversary week of sensational storylines, special programmes and much more.
The anniversary week will see three storylines reach spectacular conclusions whilst at the same time starting off new chains of events which will take the show into 2021 and beyond.
As for what to expect from the week, ITV reveal: "For months the nation has been gripped by the appalling abuse inflicted by Geoff Metcalfe upon his wife Yasmeen. With Yasmeen on remand charged with Geoff’s attempted murder, the anniversary week will see the end of her trial. Will justice be done or is the nightmare only just beginning for Yasmeen and Alya?
"Meanwhile, two people battle to keep a shameful secret that will ruin their lives and those around them. Nothing stays quiet for long in soaps, and as the week progresses the web of lies and deceit they’ve created threatens to destroy them.
"At the centre of the anniversary drama is of course Coronation Street itself as the residents unite to save the cobbles from the dastardly dealings of Ray Crosby. Having bought up most of the property and businesses in the area, Ray is ready to flatten the lot to make way for his new development. As the bulldozers arrive on the cobbles the race is on to save Britain’s most famous street."
Coronation Street debuted on ITV on December 9th 1960, the creation of Salford born writer Tony Warren, and the rest as they say is history.
Across more than 10,000 episodes, the Guinness World Record holding programme has seen 57 births, 146 deaths and 131 weddings alongside affairs, murders, secrets and lies, and not forgetting that unique blend of pathos and northern humour that makes the show just as popular today as it was all those years ago.
As part of the birthday celebrations, ITV will also air special shows, publish an anniversary book and release new products alongside the fantastic week of drama on the cobbles of Weatherfield.