Inside the cosy home of Coronation Street star Mollie Gallagher inspired by on-screen character Nina Lucas

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Coronation Street star Mollie Gallagher is currently the talk of the cobbles after her character Nina Lucas found herself at the centre of a harrowing storyline.

Nina and her boyfriend Seb Franklin, played by Harry Visinoni, were viciously attacked and left fighting for their lives during episodes aired this week.

The story is based on the real-life murder of Sophie Lancaster, and the soap has been praised for its sensitive handling of the subject of hate crime.

But what do we know about Mollie’s life off-screen, and where does she call home after a long day filming? Let’s take a look…

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Mollie Gallagher lives in a flat in Manchester that is a perfect reflection of her bold personality.

The living area uses Mollie’s signature colour combination of pink and black, and her sofa’s throw cushions are in keeping with the theme.

Mollie has previously joked that she likes her interior design to “match my eyeshadow”, which means a flash of pink in every room.

Mollie has her own dressing area, which features truly unique artwork on the walls in black feather frames.

The 23-year-old actress lives in the Manchester apartment with her boyfriend, Dan Myres, a guitarist in a band called Inego, and the loved-up pair have been together for over a year.

This week, Mollie’s character Nina was involved in a groundbreaking storyline that show bosses wrote in collaboration with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

The attack mirrors the real-life story of Sophie, who was involved in an unprovoked attack as she walked through a park in Lancashire with her boyfriend Rob in 2007 because of her appearance and alternative dress sense.

Sophie tragically died at Hope Hospital, Salford, aged just 20 years old, in August 2007.

Sophie’s mum, Sylvia Lancaster OBE, set up The Sophie Lancaster Foundation in her daughter’s memory to challenges prejudices and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.

Mollie took to her Instagram page to thank viewers for the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the distressing scenes.

She wrote: "Thank you so so much for all the comments on tonight’s truly important episodes. Everyone involved was just wow, absolutely amazing.

"I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this, with an amazing group of people and creating awareness on this horrific hate crime.

Mollie then urged her followers to visit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation website.

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