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Sarah Lancashire, who played Raquel, says soaps are a 'double edged sword' as some writers and producers look down on them

Former Coronation Street actor Sarah Lancashire has hit out at the "ludicrous prejudice" held against soap stars by some writers and producers in the TV industry.

Lancashire starred as barmaid Raquel in the ITV soap for six years until 1996, briefly reappearing in an episode in 2000.

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