Coronation Street star sacked over racist tweets ‘running to become MP’

Marc Anwar is said to be running to become an MP (Image: Internet Unknown)

Marc Anwar, a former cast member of Coronation Street who was fired from the ITV soap opera in 2016 for a string of racist tweets, is reportedly vying to become an MP.

It is said that a Coronation Street performer who was fired from the programme due to racist remarks is vying to become an MP.

Marc Anwar played Sharif Nazir in the ITV soap opera for two years. He was fired from the programme in 2016 for a slew of derogatory remarks he made on the internet. It is currently rumoured that he intends to run in Bury North as an independent. The actor, who was born in Pakistan, lost his job after the Sunday Mirror exposed that he had called Indians “b*****ds” and “p**s-drinking c**ts” in a string of tweets.

Anwar said it was a “moment of madness” and apologised. He remarked at the time: “I would want to sincerely apologise to anybody that my tweets on Friday evening may have hurt, particularly those who are from India. I never meant for this to happen, and the language used was inappropriate. I think I’ve let a lot of people down, including my friends, family, and previous coworkers.

He subsequently said, nevertheless, that he had already planned to quit Coronation Street when he was fired. Anwar said that ITV made him the scapegoat by choosing “the easy option” only a few months after he had apologised. “Total disregard for the person that had been with them for the last three years,” he charged the broadcaster with.

“ITV did what they did, to protect their brand,” he said. Perfectly acceptable. I had no use for myself. I think there were many injustices committed, and a Muslim who was born in Pakistan was used as a scapegoat. ITV released the following statement in response to the discovery of his tweets: “We are deeply shocked by the completely unacceptable, racially offensive comments made on Twitter by Marc Anwar.” After speaking with us, Marc has decided not to return to Coronation Street effective immediately due to his remarks.

Marc portrayed Sharif Nazir in the soap opera till his termination. (Photo: ITV)

In 2002, he also had appearances in Holby City, Doctors, and Emmerdale as Dr. Ajit Devgan. There are rumours that Anwar has created a GoFundMe website for his political campaign. He promises to put a stop to “corruption in local and national politics” and bring Israel accountable “for committing a genocide.”

He identified himself as a “actor, broadcaster, social activist, and charity worker” in his statement. Thus far, Anwar has raised £418 of his £15,000 goal. The actor moved onto the cobbles with Corrie, becoming a member of the first Muslim family to do so. Shelley King’s character Yasmeen was married to his character Sharif. But he was discovered having an extramarital romance with Sonia Rahman, her closest friend.

Anwar’s abrupt departure from the grand affair plot necessitated editing due to his inflammatory comments. The Sunday Mirror has learned from ITV insiders that producers were instructed to “give urgent consideration to minimising the actor’s presence in the show until the character can be exited.” Fans were incensed. After being fired, Anwar made appearances in episodes; nevertheless, soap opera queen Sharon Marshall said that it was too late to cancel the whole programme.

“He has been fired from the show,” she said. The fact that he abruptly appeared in last night’s programme after it was rumoured he was dismissed has some people perplexed. He was really highly important in yesterday night’s programme; in fact, he was in so many scenes that the whole thing would have had to be cancelled.” “They are addressing it, they are removing the character from the show,” Sharon said, “but last night they just couldn’t pull it off.” The plot has to be resolved.”

Marc Anwar has been contacted by The Mirror for comment.

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