Corrie star Kate Ford prompted a debate after she slammed people for not wearing face masks properly.

Kate, who plays Coronation Street icon Tracy Barlow, took to Twitter to have her say about those who wear their masks over their chin without covering their mouth and nose.

The soap actress received a flood of messages from people relating to her point of view.

She tweeted: "If you are wearing a mask on your chin you are not wearing a mask ffs how hard can this be? Rahhhhhhh"

Kate Ford as Tracy Barlow

One follower told her: "People come into the petrol station where I work wearing a mask below there mouth which defeats the purpose somewhat feel like yelling at them!"

"I have lost track of the number of ppl I've seen protecting their chins," said another.

"Then there's the ones that keep on pulling them down over their neck," commented another.

Kate plays Weatherfield icon Tracy

Last month Kate explained why she's happy to be wearing a mask after face coverings were made compulsory in enclosed public spaces.

And explaining her stance on wearing a mask she said: "I genuinely respect that anxiety presents in many ways.

"I have OCD and the idea that I may unwittingly cause physical harm to another has haunted me for as long as I can remember. That is why I will be wearing my mask."

In July face coverings, which cover the nose and mouth, became compulsory in shops, supermarkets, banks, building societies, post offices and takeaways in England.

They are intended to protect others against the spread of coronavirus infection.

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This extends to train and bus stations and airports.

Customers must wear a face covering before entering a shop and keep it on until they leave and those who fail to wear a mask could be fined up to £100, or £50 if they pay within 14 days.

Shop workers do not have to wear coverings.

Kate's co-star Simon Gregson, who plays her on-screen husband Steve McDonald, said: "I don’t understand why anyone makes a fuss.

"It’s a bloody mask. Put it on, do your shopping, go home, take it off. What’s the problem?"