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Corrie's Shelley King: Yasmeen's coercive control storyline has affected both men and women

Coronation Street's Shelley King told the Loose Women that she's had messages from men and women who've been affected by her character Yasmeen's coercive control storyline.

Yasmeen has been coercively controlled by her husband, Geoff, in a storyline that's been running since may 2019.

"Initially people were very upset by it," she said, "because it's quite a difficult watch, but as we've gone on, both men and women have begun to identify, or seen circumstances, which they can relate to."

"I've had a lot of direct messages on Twitter from women of all ages, and from men as well," she revealed.

Watch the chat in full in the video above.

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YouTuber Nikki Lilly on the positive power of social media and dealing with negative comments online

YouTuber Nikki Lilly told the Loose Women that she thinks children should be taught how to use social media to do good.

"I think it’s only right to teach kids to do something in the right way, that they’re going to be doing every day and using every day," she said, "and showing them that there’s a right way and a wrong way to use social media."

The teenager, who has a rare condition called Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), explained how she had used YouTube to find her "tribe" and help others feel less alone.

Christine McGuinness on her daughter's autism diagnosis and raising her 'fabulous three'

Christine McGuinness joined the Loose Women to talk about her daughter Felicity's diagnosis with autism.

Three-year-old Felicity is Christine and Paddy McGuinness' third child. Her older siblings, twins Penelope and Leo, were previously diagnosed with autism.

Christine described the children as her "fabulous three" and pledged to change the world for them in a beautiful poem.

She said her daughter's diagnosis hadn't come as a huge shock, as she'd first spotted the signs when Felicity was about six months old.