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Corrie fan proposes during live episode

One fan got more than she bargained for during last night's (23Sep15) live episode of Coronation Street.

(Cover) - EN TV - One Coronation Street viewer got some added romance during last night's (23Sep15) live episode when her boyfriend enlisted the help of presenter Stephen Mulhern to help him propose via the show.

An enterprising fan of the long-running ITV soap used the real-time episode to ask his girlfriend to marry him. The devotee, named Adam, asked show bosses if he could chalk up the romantic message on a blackboard sitting on the bar of the Rovers Return Inn during a scene - and they agreed, giving presenter Stephen Mulhern the honour of writing the note.

So among the fictional revellers enjoying Lloyd (Craig Charles) and Andrea's (Hayley Tamaddon) leaving do, was some genuine drama.

The message read: "Katie Lowe, will you marry me?" And just in case Lowe missed the TV proposal, her boyfriend posted a freeze frame of the chalkboard on his Twitter over 100 times.

After the show, Corrie execs took to the show's official Twitter account, and posted the congratulatory message: "Did you see our #CorrieBoard message? Well done @literallyadam - your message made it to The Rovers!"

And it seems the plan worked - Adam responded, "im officially engaged, thanks @itvcorrie".

Last night's episode saw the David (Jack P. Shepherd), Kylie (Paula Lane) and Callum (Sean Ward) situation come to a grisly head, when evil Callum was bumped off.

Actor Sean has been a hit with fans, and admits he was upset to be leaving in a body bag.

"It's bittersweet. I'm going to be gutted to leave Corrie, but at the same time it's completely right for the character and as an actor that's the goal, that's what makes me happy," he told the Radio Times.

Callum has caused shockwaves on the cobbles since he started last year (14). Despite being sad to leave the show, Sean is glad the storylines stayed true to the character.

"I loved playing Callum the way he was. He was really bad.

"As an actor, I like to keep the character steeped in reality and I don’t believe he could have had a huge transformation from the man he was," Sean mused.

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