New Corrie set unveiled

The new Coronation Street set has been revealed by the soap's cast today, but viewers are unlikely to notice any difference because the famous cobbled street has been painstakingly replicated in its new location in Media City.

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A new home for the world's longest running soap

The new Coronation Street set was revealed today, although viewers are unlikely to notice any difference as it is an exact replica in a new location.

It took around 3,000 workers more than two years to create the new set based at Salford Quays.

Stars of the soap hailed the new purpose-built set as "amazing" after its launch.

ITV News' Nina Nannar reports:

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Coronation Street stars hail 'amazing' new set

Stars of Coronation Street have hailed the soap's new purpose-built set after its launch today.

The new set, based at Salford Quays, is the fifth interpretation of the famous street.

It took around 3,000 workers more than two years to create the exact replica.

Corrie creator: They're all my favourite houses

Scriptwriter Tony Warren, the man who created Coronation Street, visited the famous soap's new set today and said of the houses on the Street "They're all my favourite."

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Spot the difference: New Corrie replica set

It took two years to recreate the iconic Coronation Street cobbles in Manchester's Media City but today the new set was unveiled by the cast.

Spot the difference: The new Coronation Street set, right, and the original Credit: PA

The Media City set is an exact replica of the original and filming will begin there early next year.

Roy's Rolls and the kebab shop have been recreated in Media City. Credit: PA

Michelle Keegan, who plays the Street's Tina McIntyre, wrote on Twitter: "The new Corrie set is amazing!!!! So strange, it's exactly the same but so different at the same time!! Hahah!"

Cast members from Coronation Street walk along the cobbles of the new set during a photocall at Media City, Manchester Credit: PA

New Coronation Street set to be unveiled

The new Coronation Street set will be revealed today, but viewers are unlikely to notice any difference because the famous cobbled street has been painstakingly replicated in its new location in Media City.

The Coronation Street set has been painstakingly recreated, brick by brick. Credit: PA

While the cobbles and exterior of the terrace homes remain the same from the outside, the new set is bigger and allows filming to take place inside the buildings.

The soap's original location on Quay Street required internal shots to filmed in a separate studio.

Work to rebuild the set started in 2011 and filming will begin there in early 2014.

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