ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning is at Preston Crown Court:
Judge tells jury that Bill Roache is probably a very familiar figure to you as he's a well known actor. Says is charged with sexual offences
Judge tells jury "it is not the fictional character Ken Barlow in court, its the real person William Roache who is on trial."
Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has been defended by some of his co-stars at his trial at Preston Crown Court.
On his first day of evidence, actor Bill Roache denied all of the allegations against him insisting he had no interest in 'gratuitous sex'
A woman has told the trial of Coronation Street's Bill Roache that the actor raped her on two occasions when she was 15 years old in 1967.