The cast and crew of Coronation Street always pull out all the stops for their annual Manchester Pride parade float – and their 2019 entry was simply out of this world.
Taking inspiration from this year’s Deep Space theme, stars of the soap headed onboard a futuristic space ship float, complete with giant astronaut, to the delight of fans who cheered them on as they snaked through Manchester city centre on Saturday.
The ITV soap’s Faye Brookes dressed as a futuristic princess in a sparkling silver ensemble complete with a bright purple wig for her stint on board, while Dolly Rose Campbell proudly wore a rainbow dress as she ran through the crowds giving “free hugs” to spread the message of love and positivity of Pride.
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The float was soundtracked with a DJ set by Manc music legend Clint Boon, as Corrie stars including Sally Dynevor, Antony Cotton, Daniel Brocklebank, Rob Mallard and Charlie de Melo waved to the crowds.
And there was a special tribute to many of the soap’s legends created in stars along the sides of the float – including Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre Barlow), Bill Tarmey (Jack Duckworth), Johnny Briggs (Mike Baldwin) and John Savident (Fred Elliot).
The Coronation Street float was one of over 200 entries this year, with thousands of people taking part on floats or walking in the parade on Saturday afternoon.
The Pride festival continues across the bank holiday weekend – with the first ever Manchester Pride Live opening up at Mayfield Depot on Saturday with performances from Years and Years and Emeli Sande. On Sunday all eyes will once again be back at Mayfield when Ariana Grande makes her eagerly anticipated return to Manchester to headline Pride Live.