Coronation Street star Bill Roache was "sticking to his script" when he said that he did not sexually abuse five young girls, Preston Crown Court heard today.
In her closing speech, prosecutor Anne Whyte QC said: "Well, members of the jury, someone is lying.
"Five complainants have made sexual allegations against William Roache.
"He is emphatic that it just did not happen.....he is lying or literally all of them are."
She went on: "Who, of all the witnesses, is most used to rehearsing what he has to say and sticking to his script?
"Is it someone like (another alleged victim) or is it the actor William Roache, a man who has spent his entire life learning lines and delivering them for public consumption?"
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.