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Coronation Street actor sacked over “racist” comments

Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar

By: Eastern Eye Staff

BROADCASTER ITV has sacked Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar after he posted racial slurs against Indians on Twitter. Anwar played the part of Sharif Nazir for over a year in the long-running TV soap and reports said ITV is working to reduce his screen time on episodes already shot with a view to subsequently writing him out of the plot. In a statement, ITV said: “We are deeply shocked by the entirely unacceptable, racially offensive comments made on Twitter by Marc Anwar. “We have talked to Marc and, as a consequence of his comments, he will not be returning to…

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