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As fans of Coronation Street will probably know, four of the show’s stars, Sue Cleaver, Ryan Thomas, Brooke Vincent and Ben Price, recently jetted off to Africa to film the moving documentary, Corrie Goes To Kenya.
We’ll see the first part of the special film on Friday at 9pm on ITV1, and ahead of it, the actors have all revealed what a huge impact filming in the poverty stricken slum areas of Kenya had on them.
Sue, who plays Eileen Grimshaw, said that she’d decided to take part in the film hoping that she can help to raise awareness of the plight of some of the people she met.
She said, “To be able to make just a tiny, weeny bit of difference, I was like, ‘yes, absolutely, I’m on board’.”
And Brooke, who plays Sophie Webster, added, “I’m an emotional person and I know I’m going to want to take all of these people home with me, that’s what I’m like.”
The Corrie stars visited the biggest slum in Mombasa, Kenya’s second city, where an average of seven people live in each home, and where a poor sewerage system and lack of running water mean that cholera and dysentery are huge issues in the community… Continue reading »