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Katie McGlynn and Coronation Street Stars Put on Colourful Display at Jubilant Manchester Pride Parade



The parade was full of colour, sparkles and smiles (Picture: Backgrid/Splash)

The cast of Coronation Street were in high spirits as they basked in the sunshine at Manchester Pride, as former cast member Katie McGlynn beamed in pink at the celebrations.

This year, Manchester Pride is taking place across the August bank holiday weekend, having begun on Friday August 26 before wrapping up on Monday August 29.

It was previously announced that the theme for the 2022 parade in the city was ‘March for Peace’, in order to emphasise ‘the importance of peace in a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to live and love without prejudice at its heart’.

With Corrie being filmed on the ITV soap’s set at MediaCity UK in Salford, Manchester, members of the cast joined in the parade, getting into the swing of things with vibrant, sparkly and show-stopping outfits.

Katie, who starred on the programme from 2013 to 2020 before joining Hollyoaks from 2021 to 2022, went full-on Barbie, donning a hot pink cropped jacket and skirt ensemble.

She completed her look with a rainbow fan, grinning from ear to ear at the joy-filled event.

Dolly-Rose Campbell was sparkling from head to toe (Picture: Kieran/

Katie brought the Barbie vibes, complete with a rainbow fan (Picture: Stephen Crawshaw/Backgrid)

Tony Maudsley stood out with his eccentric choice of top (Picture: Kieran/

Dolly-Rose Campbell, who’s played Gemma Winter on Corrie since 2014, went all out with her silver sparkly dress, styling her hair with a rainbow of colours and adorning her face with glitter.

Meanwhile, George Shuttleworth actor Tony Maudsley wore one of the most eye-catching tops of the day, wearing a white T-shirt with a muscly torso design on the front. You do you Tony!

Antony Cotton waved to the crowds below (Picture: Kieran/

Dolly-Rose recently wore the same fabulous outfit at Brighton Pride, seen her chatting to DJ and radio presenter Jsky (Picture: Kieran/

Sean Tully actor Antony Cotton looked cool in a pair of dark shades and a black T-shirt, waving at the excited crowds below as he joined the fellow members of the Corrie cast.

At one point, Dolly-Rose was seen chatting to BBC Radio Manchester presenter Jsky, who oozed style in a black, cut-out top and a bedazzled black bumbag.

Peter Gunn rocked the glitter on his face (Picture: Kieran/

DJ and radio presenter Clint Boon was also at the festivities (Picture: Kieran/

Peter Gunn, who stars as Brian Packham on Corrie, looked cheerful as he gazed down at the people who’d come out to celebrate Manchester Pride, wearing a flat cap with some sprinkles of glitter on his face.

DJ and radio presenter Clint Boon was also living it up at the parade, gesturing a peace sign at the cameras.

In 2019, Dolly-Rose credited the people of Manchester with helping her feel comfortable to come out as bisexual, telling the Daily Star: ‘I have been coming to pride for over a decade now.

‘The love and acceptance shown by the people of Manchester allowed me to accept my bisexuality and be proud of who I am.’

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This year marks 50 years of Pride, so it seems only fitting that goes above and beyond in our ongoing LGBTQ+ support, through a wealth of content that not only celebrates all things Pride, but also share stories, take time to reflect and raises awareness for the community this Pride Month.

And we’ve got some great names on board to help us, too. From a list of famous guest editors taking over the site for a week that includes Rob Rinder, Nicola Adams, Peter Tatchell, Kimberly Hart-Simpson, John Whaite, Anna Richardson and Dr Ranj, as well as the likes of Sir Ian McKellen and Drag Race stars The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi offering their insights. 

During Pride Month, which runs from 1 – 30 June, will also be supporting Kyiv Pride, a Ukrainian charity forced to work harder than ever to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community during times of conflict, and youth homelessness charity AKT. To find out more about their work, and what you can do to support them, click here.

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Paul Mescal Receives Apology From BBC After Broadcaster Makes Rather Awkward Blunder



Irish actor Paul Mescal has been called British…again (Picture: Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

His tweet clarifying his nationality may have been the most liked post in Ireland three years ago, but the BBC has had to apologise after getting a crucial fact about Oscar nominee Paul Mescal wrong.

Earlier this week the Irish actor was announced as one of the nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The 26-year-old, who is from Maynooth, was given the nod for his leading role in indie flick Aftersun in the Actor in a Leading Role category.

In March, Paul will be going up against Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Bill Nighy (Living) and fellow Irishman Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) in the prestigious category.

But when covering the nominations, the national broadcaster made a rather awkward error.

In text appearing on screen, the BBC reported: ‘2023 Oscar nominations: British actors Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy are nominated for leading role.’

The BBC has apologised for this mistake (Picture: eyeswideshut/ Twitter)

It has now apologised for the mistake, issuing a statement that read: ‘In text running across the screen we reported that Paul Mescal was one of two British actors who had been nominated for an Oscar for a leading role.’

‘The text should have said that Paul Mescal is Irish. We apologise for the mistake.’

When the mistake was made, plenty of people pointed it out and reminded the media outlet that Paul is very much Irish.

‘BBC news seems to not know Paul Mescal is IRISH,’ one person wrote.

Another added: ‘The BBC should know that Paul Mescal isn’t British.’

Plenty of people called out the BBC oversight (Picture: Twitter)

This person pointed out that Paul is very much Irish (Picture: Twitter)

Paul was one of several Irish Oscar nominees (Picture: Twitter)

It wasn’t the first time this has happened though.

Back in 2020, when Paul picked up an Emmy nomination for his breakthrough role in Normal People, outlets including The Guardian called him British.

It lead the actor to tweet ‘I’m Irish’, which ended up becoming the most-liked post in his home country that year.

Paul picked up an Oscar nomination for his starring role in Aftersun (Picture: A24 via AP)

The message quickly racked up over 130,000 likes as well as over 12,000 retweets and over 1,600 replies.

His Oscar nomination helped break a record for Ireland too, with the country securing 14 nominations in the upcoming awards ceremony.

Other actors to get nods included Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon.

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When his nomination was announced Paul said it was ‘truly a special moment for everyone involved in Aftersun’.

‘To be recognised by the Academy is such an insane honour and I’m so utterly grateful.’

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How Many Legs Are in the Carabao Cup Semi-finals? All the Rules Explained



Only four teams remain in the competition (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Carabao Cup semi-finals continue tonight with Nottingham Forest welcoming Manchester United at the City Ground.

The winner of the tie will face either Newcastle United or Southampton in the final at Wembley on February 26.

With the regulations changing from one competition to another, here is your full lowdown of the rules in play across the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup 2023.

Are the Carabao Cup semi-finals played over two legs?

Yes, the Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place over two legs.

Newcastle beat Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the first semi-final on Tuesday night, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm.

Southampton and Newcastle played out an entertaining first leg (Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will host Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, February 1 at 8pm.

VAR is in use for the first time in the Carabao Cup this season, having not featured in earlier rounds to ensure fairness across every tie.

Will extra-time and penalties be used in the Carabao Cup semi-finals?

If the score is level after the end of both legs then extra-time, and if required penalties, will be used to determine the winner.

This is the first time this season that matches finishing level in the Carabao Cup will head to extra-time, with ties previously proceeding straight to penalties in the event of a draw after 90 minutes.

The away goals rule will also not be in use for the two semi-finals.

The English Football League scrapped the rule ahead of the 2018/19, which up until that point only came into effect following the conclusion of extra-time.

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How many substitutes are allowed in the Carabao Cup?

Managers will be able to use up to five substitutes across three windows during the game (half-time not included).

An extra substitution is permitted in extra-time, whilst both teams can also use two concussion substitutes if required.

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