Coronation Street's star Sue Nicholls meets viewer who saved her life

Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls has met the viewer who helped save her life last year.

Anna Bianconi-Moore, a nurse in the dermatology department of Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, was watching the soap last autumn when she spotted a mole on Nicholls's shoulder.

Bianconi-Moore told the Mail on Sunday: "I noticed it was irregular in shape and had at least three different colours that I could distinguish by standing close to the television.

"These are two of the red-flag signals that distinguish the most deadly form of skin cancer - malignant melanoma.

"I was obviously incredibly worried for Sue, and felt I needed to do something."

The nurse went online, and found an address to contact the Weatherfield soap.

She said: "I wrote that I had observed a sinister-looking lesion and suggested that Sue should see a specialist, sooner rather than later, as it may require urgent attention.

"I didn't want to be perceived as a deranged fan but I felt a moral obligation. If you saw a person about to step out in front of a bus, you would pull them back and that is how I felt."

Anna was told that the actress was being checked by the in-house medial team.

The doctors measured the mole and then again a few months later to see if it had grown.

After it was discovered to be a quarter of an inch larger, Nicholls was referred to a cancer specialist.

The mole as removed and was discovered to be cancerous.

ITV contacted Bianconi-Moore late last year to invite her to the set to meet Nicholls.

Nicholls said: "It was so important to me to meet Anna, and thank her. She is such a kind, conscientious and clever lady.

"I wouldn't have done anything about my mole had she not got in touch. It was just a freckle, and I'd had it forever."

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