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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:
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.
Sue Nicholls who plays Audrey Roberts in Coronation Street was on the new set today.
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."
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.
The Media City set is an exact replica of the original and filming will begin there early next year.
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!"
As the new Coronation Street set is revealed at Media City some of the soaps stars give us their thoughts on their new home.
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.
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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