Coronation Street impresses viewers with thrilling error-free live episode

Warning: this article contains spoilers

Coronation Street's highly anticipated live special episode opened with a bang with drug dealer Callum Logan getting a blow to the head.

The baddie, played by Sean Ward, was the bookies' favourite to die and within minutes his former girlfriend Kylie Platt (Paula Lane) had left him lying in a pool of blood after a blow to the head with a wrench.

Kylie had rushed to the rescue when Callum attacked ex-girlfriend Sarah-Louise Platt (Tina O'Brien) and many viewers tweeted that they were gripped by the dramatic storyline and praised the actors' performances.

The Corrie managed to avoid any "cobble wobbles" during the live broadcast, with the performance going off without a hitch.

Fears that tonight's Coronation Street live episode may have been disrupted by noise from the Capital One Cup clash between Manchester United and Ipswich Town Football Club nearby were unfounded.

The cast and crew of Corrie before the live episode. Credit: Corrie/Instagram

Actor Sean Ward said his character's untimely end at the hands of the Platts was a surprise.

Ward says he was excited when he found out his character was going to be killed off.

He said: "Initially I didn't feel that upset" but went on to say he is "gutted" to be leaving the show.

"It's been phenomenal playing Callum, it really has, and in his last few weeks on screen he was throwing the net out across Weatherfield by causing trouble for more and more people, which I really enjoyed playing out."

During the episode, aired to mark ITV's 60th birthday, a big secret was also revealed by a tipsy Anna Windass (Debbie Rush); she told everyone in the Rovers about the illicit kiss shared between Sally Webster (Sally Dynevor) and her ex- husband Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell).

Sally's finance Tim Metcalfe (Joe Duttine) was devastated at the betrayal.

Elsewhere, Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles) left the Street with his partner Andrea Beckett (Hayley Tamaddon) to start a new life.

There were no noticeable mistakes other than a slight sound problem when Craig Tinker (played by Colson Smith) had a chat with Tim and a minor camera wobble in the opening five minutes.

For more clips and behind the scene clips from Corrie Live visit the Coronation Street website.