The dark side of the Street: No more comedy on the cobbles? Corrie boss speaks out

Millions of us watched Coronation Street on Friday night as David Platt was drugged by his friend, mechanic Josh Tucker and taken into a bedroom to be sexually assaulted.

The scenes have prompted a huge response from viewers, many have applauded Corrie for tackling such a tough storyline but with recent storylines including child grooming, a heroin addicted vicar and Pat Phelan’s ongoing reign of terror, some viewers have said they think this is just one dark storyline too far.

Corrie Series Producer Kate Oates will be joining us to tell us why she's pleased the soap is taking on such a serious subject and to reassure us that comedy will always be at the heart of life in Weatherfield.

Meghan Trainor: 'My battle with anxiety'

Meghan Trainor is a force to be reckoned with.

At just 24 years old, she's already cemented her success by bagging herself a grammy, a number one hit and a legion of fans.

Meghan joins us today to talk about her third studio album and her battle with anxiety.

Lauren Harries: I've finally found love!

Last year Lauren Harries was photographed on multiple occasions in the arms of her toyboy Connor Yemm - before he eventually claimed that their relationship was not sexual. This year, antiques expert Lauren has bagged herself a handsome new suitor - a transgender dental hygienist named Bruce.

Lauren says Bruce is her Prince Charming and the real deal - she is even planning to adopt. They’ll both join us on the sofa for their first interview together.

From Hollyoaks to Hollywood: Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton on their Oscar-winning night

We were being serious when we were saying we’re so honoured to be nominated, we really, really meant it. We’ve said all along, if this is where it ends, at the nomination, we’re so happy with that and then they read out The Silent Child. We still can’t believe it now.

– Rachel Shenton

Rachel Shenton has well and truly swapped Hollyoaks for Hollywood - earning herself an Oscar in the Live Action Short category for her film The Silent Child which she wrote and starred in.

It tells the story of a four-year-old deaf girl who learns sign language with her social worker Joanne in order to communicate - an experience very close to Rachel's heart as her dad suddenly became deaf in his later years. Rachel and her fiancé Chris Overton, who is also the film’s director, are live from the Hollywood hills to share the secrets about their big night in Tinseltown.

Toff's in Tinseltown getting the Brits red-carpet ready!

Toff meets up with Rachel Shenton and her partner Chris to find out how life has changed since their Oscar nomination for short film The Silent Child.

And because every nominee needs to be red-carpet ready, Toff lends Rachel a hand to choose an Oscars outfit - sneakily sewing a This Morning label into her chosen frock!