Friday, 24 August 2012

Corrie prepares float for Manchester Pride this weekend

Photo Credit: ITV Granada
It's Manchester Pride this weekend and there's going to be a Coronation Street float in the parade once again.

Some members of the the cast of Coronation Street will be on the float and the finishing touches are being made to it today. You can follow float designers and as they make their final float preparations!

Manchester Pride is in its 22nd year and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyles. It's the third time that Corrie has entered a float in the parade.

Clare Wade, second assistant director at ITV, said: "For the second year running Coronation Street and ITV are supporting Manchester Pride. It is a privilege to be the lead float in the parade again this year and it is a symbol of how we at ITV wholeheartedly and proudly support diversity not only in the workplace but everywhere."

Brook Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster in the soap, said: "I had an absolute ball last year and think it's a great chance to come together in an awesome city like Manchester and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. It's fantastic that Coronation Street is supporting Pride yet again and I'm very proud to be portraying a lesbian character on screen. Hopefully it will go some way towards making people realise there is nothing in any way wrong with being gay. You're born who you are!"

Jackie Crozier, festival director of Manchester Pride, said: “We are thrilled to welcome back the Corrie cast and even more excited that they are a part of ITV’s first ever float in the Pride parade. The parade is one of the most ‘Loud and Proud’ and public parts of our festival so to have Coronation Street and ITV demonstrate such strong support as a part of this means a lot.”

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