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Corrie's Shelley King on the danger of stroke

Coronation Street actress Shelley King joined Lorraine on the sofa this morning to share her support for National Stroke Awareness Month.

Shelley's mother, a life-long Coronation Street fan, died after suffering a stroke 18 years ago, which meant she never got to see her daughter in action on the cobbles.

Shelley, who plays Yasmeen Nazir, has had a tough time since arriving in Weatherfield, but she insists things are starting to look up for her character.

''I think things are getting better; she's getting more involved in the community, she's sorting things out for Cathy and Brian,'' Shelley told Lorraine.

Taptastik dance their way into the next round!

They made us smile at the weekend on Britain's Got Talent and today Andrew, Lesley and Henri joined Lorraine from tap group TapTastik.

โ€‹The tap group from Brighton range from ages 19-63 and got through to the next round on Saturday's BGT with a yes from โ€‹David, Amanda and Alesha.

Founder Andrew said that when he first floated the idea to his tap class they laughed at him but they're tapping their way into the semi finals after a wonderful performance at the weekend.

Alan talks about his friendship with the Queen

She has a very dry sense of humour and she's good company.

– Alan has worked with the Queen many times.

Alan Titchmarsh popped in to talk about his new quiz show this morning It's very much his baby, having come up with the format himself. Alan will be heading back to ITV daytime with the second series of his quiz Masterpiece. It's an antiques game show taking place in glamorous stately homes across Britain, where Alan challenges teams of antique and history fans to seek out the rarest - and most valuable - objects on display.

Alan has worked with the Queen on several occasions and said of the photo of him laughing with Her Majesty that he didn't want to say what it was about but that 'she has a very dry sense of humour and she's good company.' After making us all giggle with his naughty riddle, we're guessing he made the Queen laugh with a cheeky joke!

Lorraine hinted at the many rumours about Ground Force returning. It's been 20 years since it was last on our screen but Alan dismissed them. joking: 'We can't lift paving slabs. Charlie probably can... I could point a lot!'

Masterpiece is on weekdays at 3pm on ITV.

Katie Piper reveals Hollywood movie of her life

Katie Piper has revealed that a Hollywood producer has bought film rights to her story, however she's not fully comfortable with the idea.

Katie, who was disfigured in an acid attack, told Mark she thought her story would make for quite a 'dark' film, which is why she is hesitant.

Katie is one of the UK's most inspirational women. Often noted for her fashion credentials, she's now launching her own fashion range. Katie admitted to Mark that clothes are a 'big thing in her confidence toolkit', and that she uses them to make her feel herself.

Supermum Lisa expresses milk on set

Star of Inspector George Gently and Mum Lisa McGrillis spoke about juggling family life with a busy acting career today. Lisa and actor husband Stuart Martin have a 6-month-old baby boy together. Lisa revealed that her husband and son often visited her on set, where she would take breaks from filming to express milk for him. Go girl!

After 10 years and 23 episodes the final series of the much-loved drama Inspector George Gently airs its final series starting this week.