Coronation Street ‘receives 137 Ofcom complaints’ over Corey Brent’s trial

Coronation Street ‘receives 137 Ofcom complaints’ as furious viewers are in disbelief at killer Corey Brent being found not guilty of murdering Seb Franklin


Coronation Street has reportedly received 137 complaints from furious viewers after killer Corey Brent was found not guilty of murdering Seb Franklin.

The teenager (Maximums Evans) was put on trial for his role in the death of Seb (Harry Visinoni) who was beaten to death in May in a hate crime.

Fans of the long-running ITV soap watched in disbelief as Corey was found not guilty in Friday’s episode with many complaining to the broadcasting authority, according to Metro.co.uk.

Complaints: Coronation Street has reportedly received 137 complaints from furious viewers after killer Corey Brent was found not guilty of murdering Seb Franklin

Complaints: Coronation Street has reportedly received 137 complaints from furious viewers after killer Corey Brent was found not guilty of murdering Seb Franklin

However, Kelly Neelan (Millie Gibson) was found guilty despite the fact she did not kill Seb.

Seb’s mother Abi (Sally Carman) arrived in court in time to watch Kelly being found guilty but was devastated to see Corey celebrating with his friends.

Abi was understandably heartbroken which quickly turned to fury when Corey looked at her and winked.

Speaking to the publication, actress Sally Carman said: ‘I think [Abi] was daring to believe that justice could be done. That’s why she did everything by the book.

Horrifying: The teenager (Maximums Evans) was put on trial for his role in the death of Seb (Harry Visinoni) who was beaten to death in May in a hate crime

Horrifying: The teenager (Maximums Evans) was put on trial for his role in the death of Seb (Harry Visinoni) who was beaten to death in May in a hate crime

‘With Imran saying: “Trust me, I will get something on them, you were right about Eli”, she was hopeful, which is really hard because she’s had a life where she was let down a lot.

‘It was sheer will for her to believe that perhaps that justice will be done, but of course it isn’t!’

Devastated by how the trial played out, Abi fled the Cobbles but will eventually return to seek revenge on Corey. 

MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment. 

Shock: Fans of the long-running ITV soap watched in disbelief as Corey was found not guilty in Friday's episode

Shock: Fans of the long-running ITV soap watched in disbelief as Corey was found not guilty in Friday’s episode

Verdict: Seb's mother Abi (Sally Carman) arrived in court in time to watch Kelly being found guilty but was devastated to see Corey celebrating with his friends

Verdict: Seb’s mother Abi (Sally Carman) arrived in court in time to watch Kelly being found guilty but was devastated to see Corey celebrating with his friends

It comes after an ITV boss has hinted at a major shake-up for Coronation Street and Emmerdale schedules.

This summer, a week’s worth of soaps were uploaded to the ITV Hub early during the Euro 2020 competition, meaning fans of both sport and soaps could avoid huge schedule clashes.

And now, ITV’s Director of Television Kevin Lygo has said that due to the success of the temporary measure, it could be a possibility that there may be a permanent shift to early streaming online.

Future changes: It comes after an ITV boss has hinted at a major shake-up for Coronation Street and Emmerdale schedules

Future changes: It comes after an ITV boss has hinted at a major shake-up for Coronation Street and Emmerdale schedules

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, he said of the possible changes: ‘On soaps – it’s possible [that the soaps could stream on the hub first], it’s a possible future.

‘For us, part of the restructure and its effect on commissioning is that we wanted to bring together in one place all aspects of what used to be called broadcasting, so the commercial programming and delivery so that it is more in line with modern behaviour and tastes. 

‘ITV is incredibly successful at getting large numbers of people to come and watch the show at the same time.’

Drama: This summer, a week's worth of soaps were uploaded to the ITV Hub early during the Euro 2020 competition and there now could be a permanent shift to early streaming online

Drama: This summer, a week’s worth of soaps were uploaded to the ITV Hub early during the Euro 2020 competition and there now could be a permanent shift to early streaming online


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