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Coronation Street fans disgusted by ‘insensitive and appalling’ episode for Ted’s funeral

'SHAME ON CORRIE'

CORONATION Street fans have been left disgusted by Ted's funeral episode - slamming it as "insensitive and appalling".

The father of Gail Platt was laid to rest on Wednesday night but the emotional scenes were played for comedy.

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Viewers watched as Steve McDonald tricked Tim Metcalfe into being too scared to drive the hearse before Eileen Grimshaw stepped in.

She then drove over the flowers before getting drunk in the Rovers and being caught by humiliated funeral director George Shuttleworth.

Viewers were shocked and appalled by the scenes and hit out on Digital Spy Forums.

One wrote: "Embarrassing and distasteful on so many levels. The fact that they had Steve and Tim behaving in such a ridiculous manner, two of the most recently bereaved characters was a poor idea.

"Making it another let’s laugh at poor Gail’s plight storyline was horrible too."

A second said: "Both episodes were just embarrassing and a farce yesterday."

Another added: "What an insensitive and appalling storyline. This is a shameful misrepresentation of professional funeral directors.

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"As the wife of a funeral director, I can tell you that he and his colleagues have gone above and beyond during the past year.

"Coping with increased pressure and uncertainty in the early days of the pandemic, but never letting the grieving families down and ensuring their loved ones got the best dignified service they deserved.

"I feel for any Corrie viewers who have lost someone, having to watch last nights episodes. Shame on Coronation Street."

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