Coronation Street stars practice social distancing as they’re pictured on set for the first time in 11 weeks

The stars of Coronation Street have been seen filming while adhering to social distancing rules in new photographs.

The hit ITV soap was forced to halt production for 11 weeks due to the coronavirus crisis continuing to sweep the globe.

But the show's actors have now returned to set in Manchester for the first time in almost three months as filming recommences.

Despite being allowed back on set, the stars are practicing social distancing by staying two metres apart at all times.

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New photos from the set show Jane Danson and Ben Price — who play Leanne Battersby and Nick Tilsley respectively — standing at opposite ends of their characters' kitchen as they shoot scenes for the much loved soap.

Crew members were also seen adhering to the rules as they stayed apart, with yellow tape being placed around the studio to ensure individuals stayed in their own individual areas.

Social distancing was also practiced in scenes set on the street with Sally Dynevor, Harry Visinoni and Alexandra Mardell seen staying apart as they spoke to crew members in between takes.

Sally, 57, Harry, 20, and Alexandra, 26, were just three members of the show's cast who were seen making their way to the studios as filming resumed on Wednesday.

Amongst the stars arriving on set were Sally, who plays Sally Metcalfe, Michael Le Vell, who plays he ex-husband Kevin Webster, and Emma Brooker actress Alexandra.

Michael, 55, was seen driving into the studios in a grey coat as Sally cut a smart figure in a black jacket, white blouse and a stylish pair of black framed spectacles.

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Alexandra, who will celebrate her 27th birthday next month, was seen sporting her trademark blonde locks after drastically colouring them purple during the current lockdown.

Mikey North, whose wife Rachael gave birth to their second child last November, was also seen driving into the studios after spending lockdown on full-time dad duty to son Archie, two, and seven month old daughter Eliza.

Joining the limited cast back filming on set were Sally Carman, who plays Abi Franklin, and Harry, who plays her son Seb.

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Coronation Street recommenced shooting on Tuesday, with Andy Whyment opening up on how different filming will feel last week.

The Kirk Sutherland actor told Good Morning Britain with Lorraine: "There won't be any kissing scenes.

"It's going to be kind of weird because, even if, like, Kirk's walking down the street with Beth, we'd link each other's arm or hold hands, but there's going to be none of that now."

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