Fans of Coronation Street may notice a massive change on set in the coming weeks after aerial pictures showed a store being boarded up on Victoria Street.

The Co-op, which has been a feature of Weatherfield for six years, will be replaced after ITV signed a 'megabucks' deal with Sainsbury's and Argos.

This means that a Sainsbury's store will take the place of the Co-Op, marking a huge change for the fictional area.

Work is currently underway to bring this new addition to the soap as pictures show the retail space boarded up with wooden boards bearing the supermarket's logo.

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These changes on Coronation Street are set to appear in July and come after the retail giant entered a sponsorship deal in 2021.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the deal had been extended until 2026 with a new shopfront being agreed between the two.

This new agreement will see other branding pop up in the Manchester-based programme.

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Sainsbury's head of campaigns, Laura Boothby, said: “Coronation Street is one of the country’s most iconic TV shows which our customers know and love, so continuing our sponsorship made perfect sense.

“We hope the new store brings familiarness and fun to viewers watching from home and perhaps see Ken Barlow popping in to Click & Collect a new kettle!”

ITV Director of Commercial Sales and Partnerships, Mark Trinder, added: “We are proud and excited to be continuing and expanding the relationship between two of the nation’s most loved and recognised brands."

This is not the first time a brand deal has been signed with the Co-op and ITV entering a deal in 2018 alongside Costa Coffee.