Coronation Street actresses Sally Dynevor and Connie Hyde have said they are in “shock” after the Ariana Grande Manchester Attack.
The two stars, who play Sally Metcalfe and Gina Seddon in the soap, were set to appear on Good Morning Britain to talk about their storylines, but decided to talk about the tragic events instead.
The actresses are mothers from Manchester themselves, and felt that it was only right to address what happened last night, saying that they were in “shock”.
Sally revealed that she was close to getting tickets to the Ariana Grande concert. She said: “My daughter is 13. She would have loved to have gone to this concert, she’s always saying to me ‘why don’t we get tickets?’
“We didn’t come down for this, we came to talk about Coronation Street. We’re in a bit of shock.”
The 53-year-old then added: “But we want to say, we think the emergency services have been amazing and doctors who have worked through the night and just to people who are strong and resilient.
“This is terrible and it’s going to make you worry about going to the Manchester Arena…”
While Piers agreed parents might think twice about taking their kids there again, Connie said:
“This is a very rare happening. It cannot allow us to stop.”
Piers Morgan, however, aggravated the Corrie newcomer by saying that everybody should be angry.
She said: “I don’t know if that’s helping the families today, I think we should concentrate on – I think this is an anger, which is not due today.”
The 52-year-old GMB host replied: “I think anger is the right emotion,” to which Connie responded: “Well, for you maybe.”
Sally added: “It’s a shock”, while Connie said: “It’s your worst nightmare.”
“All the hospitals have worked hard all through the night. Love has to come through and not concentrate on the hate”, said a sad-looking Sally.
Piers had the final say in their interview, and said: “We have to tackle the hate. It’s not an individual thing, it’s an ideology that’s spreading around the world.”
Pop star Ariana Grande, 23, has shared an emotional tweet after the attack happened last night.
The heartbroken singer said: “Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words [sic].”
Her manager Scooter Braun has said that “our hearts are broken”.
He then added: “We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act”.
It has now been reported that 22 have been killed, and 119 are injured.