Coronation Street star Lorna Laidlaw confirms huge racism storyline

For sixty years, Coronation Street has been known for telling stories about subjects that need to be spoken about more.

One recent storyline that’s been a hugely powerful one has been the Bailey family exploring different reactions to racism after Ed (Trevor Michael Georges) and Michael (Ryan Russell) were on the receiving end of racial abuse from Bistro manager Don (Phillip Broadbent).

After choosing to ignore the comments, the story culminated in Ed confronting Don in a moving speech about how racism impacts and changes people’s lives.

Lorna Laidlaw, who plays Aggie Bailey, recently told how we can expect to see a huge racism storyline begin on the cobbles soon:

‘We will continue a longer strand storyline about racism and continue to reflect reality in the real world. We will do what Coronation Street does best – create a narrative that will move a nation and remind us all that we can do better.’

The Baileys were introduced in 2019 as Coronation Street’s first ever black family in the soap’s history, and we can’t wait to see the show tell more powerful stories about racism to highlight what so many people experience regularly.

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