Coronation Street fans have received an apology after the soap made a mistake in the recent storyline surrounding Maddie’s funeral.

“It must be hard burying one of your kids,” Kevin (Michael Le Vell) said, following Maddie’s death.

But, of course, Kevin would know just how hard it is… Fifteen years ago, he and his then-wife, Alison, lost their baby, Jake, who died of an infection shortly after his birth.

And that became a double tragedy when heartbroken Alison (Naomi Radcliffe) then killed herself, throwing herself under the wheels of a lorry.

“I’d like to thank viewers who spotted our mistake,” Corrie boss Stuart Blackburn told The Sun.

“Our episodes go through many drafts and are scrutinised by many people, but on this occasion we did make a mistake.”

Coronation Street continues on ITV, Monday, 15 June, 7.30pm.