Coronation Street star backs show in anti-gay slurs row

Coronation Street star Antony Cotton has leapt to the show’s defence after it was rocked by a homophobia row.

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The soap’s bosses confirmed this weekend they had been forced to write a memo to all staff after a complaint that anti-gay slurs had been made on the ITV1 show’s Manchester set.

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Antony, who was said to be the subject of the remarks, took to Twitter to voice his own opinion on the matter.

In a series of three tweets, he praised Corrie for putting a gay character at the forefront of the show and added that ‘if you want to feel equal and included then Weatherfield is the place to be.’

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