(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2014, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Coronation Street became Nomination Street as the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain tour rolled into Weatherfield. Stars took a break from filming the soap to hop aboard the coach and nominate their unsung heroes.
Les Dennis, 60, who plays Michael Rodwell, said: “I love Pride of Britain, and every year it raises a tear, certainly from me. My nomination is for a guy I met recently called Billy McPhail. He was the guy who jumped down onto the train track and saved a woman who had fallen. There is a song, Billy Don’t Be a Hero, well he was and he is my nominee for 2014.”
Simon Gregson, 39, who plays Steve McDonald, praised the Caudwell Children charity and Mikey North, 27, who plays Gary Windass, highlighted the work of the volunteers of the Royal British Legion with our service men and women.
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