Coronation Street's Trevor Michael Georges has been hailed a "hero" by fans after he stepped in to help a homeless man dragged under a tram.

The actor, who plays Ed Bailey in the ITV soap, stayed with the man until an ambulance came.

"Went shopping in Manchester only to see a homeless guy dragged under a tram," he tweeted.

"Gave him a fag and stayed with him till the ambulance came. Stay safe people please!"

The actor, whose character arrived in Weatherfield in June 2019, shared running updates with his followers.

The star told them: " He’s in the ambulance (with a packet of fags from me).

"Stay safe Atius. I hope your day gets better."

Coronation Street 'hero' Trevor Michael Georges helps homeless man dragged under tram
Coronation Street 'hero' Trevor Michael Georges helps homeless man dragged under tram

And he added: "Shout out to the tram driver too. Wasn’t his fault but the poor guy was really shaken."

Georgia Taylor who plays Corries Toyah Battersby said: "Oh god love that’s awful! Hope he’s going to be ok.

"Glad you were there to help. Traumatic for you to see that too xxx"

And Trevor replied: "He was banged up but on his feet (eventually, out cold to begin with). Could have been MUCH worse. X"

The actor, whose character arrived in Weatherfield in June 2019, shared running updates with his followers

"Oh my goodness. That's awful. I hope he's ok and you too," said another follower.

"You're wonderful looking after him like that. Stay safe."

And another told him: "A friend of mine said she saw this from afar and thought the worst. Glad you were close by to help out Trev!"

Trevor's character Ed has been at the centre of big storylines including his gambling addiction and his youngest son James coming out to him as gay.

He was recently joined on the street by his brother Ronnie, played by Vinta Morgan.

When the new family was introduced a delighted Trevor said: “I have never allowed myself to imagine being part of such a massive icon in television history.

"I grew up with Ena Sharples, Stan and Hilda Ogden and Elsie Tanner as did my family, my neighbourhood and the entire country.

"To look at a script where Edison Bailey is chatting away with Ken Barlow couldn't be any more humbling and a bit scary.”