Corrie's Roy delivers perfect speech on intolerance, hate and transphobia

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Coronation Street’s Roy Cropper speaks for a nation as he is set to deliver an impassioned speech on hate, violence, intolerance and transphobia in the wake of the attack on Nina Lucas (Mollie Gallagher) and Seb Franklin (Harry Visinoni) which left the latter dead.

David Neilson delivers a stunning and moving performance in a brilliantly written scene where Roy is at a loss with the world and questions Evelyn Plummer (Maureen Lipman) where it has gone wrong.

He laments the hatred and intolerance in the world and while Evelyn reasons that there has always been violence throughout history, Roy admits to being more disconnected with the world than ever.

Opening his aching heart after visiting a broken Nina, Roy recalls the transphobic abuse and underhand scathing aimed at his late wife Hayley.

Evelyn agrees that the people who show such hate will never find a love like Roy and Hayley had and Roy questions why it bothers or effects people so much, just the mere existence of someone different to them.

Evelyn tries to assure Roy that Nina isn’t lost but while Roy is relieved she is alive, he fears the attack will rob her of the fierce, independent and innocent spark she carries.

Fearing that hate has robbed her of her identity, Roy is more worried than ever and his thoughts could not be more timely.

We’re with you, Roy.

This episode airs on Wednesday May 12 at 8:30pm on ITV.

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