Twitter was flooded with messages about the Hayley Cropper storyline in last night's episode of Coronation Street and it wasn't long before #Corrie and #GoodbyeHayley were trending.

You would want to be living on Mars not to have heard about this storyline which saw Hayley, played by Julia Hesmondhalgh take her own life in the second episode of the soap last night.

The soap favourite decided to end her struggle with pancreatic cancer and her life as poor Roy, (David Nielson) her loyal, loving husband and soul mate waited in the wings.

There is little doubt that many tears were shed across sitting rooms in both Ireland and the UK as Roy was left cradling Hayley's lifeless body.