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Coronation Street stunned by claims of homophobia on-set

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rovers return.jpgThe producers of Corrie have had to issue a memo about apparent homophobic comments made around the set.

The memo doesn't state content of the comments or who has made complaints but it is clear that there have been more than one incident. According to The Mirror, the memo says: 'We have just been made aware of several recent instances of homophobic remarks being made on the studio floor. We are sure that the vast majority of people working on Coronation Street find such behaviour unacceptable but we'd like to make it absolutely clear that this is completely unacceptable to us, and to the company as a whole. ITV has a bullying and harassment policy which clearly states that such behaviour made lead to disciplinary proceedings.'

It seems the notice has been placed in several places around the set and is signed by producers Kieran Roberts, Stuart Blackburn and Robbie Sandison.

An ITV spokeswoman added: 'ITV takes the feelings of all employees extremely seriously. It was felt that this message should be put up as a reminder to everybody.'

The news comes as a shock as Corrie was created by a gay man and over the years has employed many openly gay writers and producers.

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