Former Coronation Street star Amanda Barrie has spoken out after the acquittal of her co-star and friend William Roache.
Amanda, who played Alma Baldwin in Coronation Street, calls the rape and indecent assault charges, of which he was cleared, 'absolutely ridiculous'.
In an interview with ITV Daybreak, she said: "He was the epitome of the English gentleman."
Coronation Street actor William Roache has made his first public appearance since he was cleared of sex attack allegations.
Nick Clegg has mounted a robust defence of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after Coronation Street star William Roache was cleared.
The apparent TV confession by William Roache that he had bedded up to 1,000 women was ruled prejudicial to put before the jury in his trial.