Coronation Street co -star: Roache should be knighted, not attacked

Amanda Barrie on William Roache Credit: ITV Daybreak

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."

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William Roache found not guilty of all charges against him

William Roache has been found not guilty of all charges against him.