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“PEOPLE come, people go. And the Street goes on.

“The Street is the star. That’s how it should be.”

One of the other real stars of the Coronation Street Trafford Wharf reveal was another national treasure – Sue Nicholls.

The actress who has played Audrey since 1979 gave countless interviews to the media on the day and kept smiling in the face of hundreds of questions.

Looking much younger than the 70th birthday she had celebrated just six days before.

As is the way at these events, I waited patiently to speak to Sue as she was interviewed by yet another TV crew.

After a few minutes I was joined by one or two other media colleagues also wanting a word.

And by the time Sue was free to talk I had been joined by around a dozen others.

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IT was quite a day at the reveal of the new Coronation Street set at Trafford Wharf.

The exterior lot has been upscaled and the Street itself is now wide enough for two cars to pass.

But otherwise it looks exactly the same as the current set at Quay Street in Manchester.

Where the final scene will be filmed just before Christmas.

With cast, crew and production team starting work at Trafford Wharf / Media City UK early in January 2014.