27/11/2015 04:25 GMT | Updated 27/11/2015 04:59 GMT

‘Coronation Street': ITV Soap ‘To Feature Muslim Extremist Storyline'

Coronation Street’ is set to feature a Muslim extremist storyline, according to reports.


Show bosses are said to be planning the controversial storyline in light of real life events involving the so-called Islamic State.

A source told the Sun: “With all that is going on in the world now, this is a very relevant issue and it is only right that we should be seriously considering it.

“Corrie always tries to replicate real life and we are never scared from tackling controversial storylines. That is what we are renowned for and we make sure we do it with complete sensitivity.

"There have been some real debates about whether it is the right thing to do, but if we can find a sensitive way to handle it that works before the watershed, then we will start putting the wheels in motion.”

It’s believed that if the storyline gets the green light, new actors will be cast to play the roles.

‘Corrie’ is known for reflecting real life issues in its storylines, and it was recently revealed that they would also be tackling ‘revenge porn’ in forthcoming episodes.

Actress Tisha Merry says she hopes her storyline will convince viewers to think twice before sending explicit snaps.

Tisha’s character, Steph Britton, recently had her world turned upside down, when her ex-boyfriend arrived back on the scene and threatened to leak private nude photos she sent to him, in an attempt to blackmail her brother.

She said: “It's the most invasive, embarrassing thing that could happen to a woman.

"I'm always very private but this storyline has made me aware of the risks involved and the emotions you'd go through if it happened to you."

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