A series of Coronation Street stamps have been unveiled by the UK's Royal Mail to mark the ITV soap's 60th anniversary.

Eight of the stamps feature some of Corrie's most iconic double acts, including Rita and Norris, Steve and Tracy, Vera and Jack, Deirdre and Ken, Hayley and Roy, Hilda and Stan and Elsie and Ena.

There are also four stamps in a miniature sheet celebrating some of the women who have worked behind the bar at the Rovers Return: Liz, Gemma, Bet and Raquel.

The stamps go on sale from May 28.

"In our historic 60th year, it is an honour to have the show immortalised in this fashion," said Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod.

"Coronation Street has had many iconic double acts down the years. Indeed, it's a defining feature of the show.

"I hope fans will agree that the ones we've chosen, after much heated debate, are among the best of the bunch."

He added that the stamps will "give lovers of Coronation Street a little smile when an envelope pops through their letterbox and they see their favourite characters looking up at them".

Coronation Street airs on Virgin Media One and ITV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

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