Gareth Gates praises girlfriend Faye Brookes for heartbreaking Coronation Street performance after Rana Habeeb dies in factory collapse

GARETH Gates has praised girlfriend Faye Brookes for her heartbreaking Coronation Street performance tonight.

The spoke out after Faye’s onscreen lover, Rana Habeeb, died in the factory collapse.

Gareth praised Faye on Instagram

He shared a picture of himself and Faye – who plays Kate Connor – out for dinner as the celebrated the episode.

He wrote: “Thank you for the most amazing evening with my lady @faye_brookes – celebrating her incredible episode of @coronationstreet this evening. So proud of you baby x”.

Rana – who is played by actress Bhavna Limbachia – was crushed in the factory collapse on her wedding day after missing the ceremony when she went to get her back from the office but she died in Kate’s arms after they got married.

Rana insisted the pair got married after Imran helped Kate battle through the police to see her for one last time.

“Tell me your vows,” she told Kate.

Kate sobbed as Rana’s last words were ‘All my love, always’

“You’re everything to me, my whole life. Someone said love is one soul in two bodies and that’s us. I can’t exist without you.

“You are the most beautiful person in the whole world.

“And you look a million times better than I do. And then I was going to go on to say I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. All my love, always.”

Rana smiled but said she couldn’t remember her vows and began to panic before telling her: “I don’t want to leave you.”

She screamed in agony as she was crushed and alone

“I’m in the factory, I can’t get out,” she said as Kate finally got through to her on the phone.

“I came into the office to get my bag and there was a bang.”

Crying she left Kate a voicemail, telling her: “I’m really scared. I don’t know whether I’m safe in here. Please, you’ve got to help me. I’m in the office and I can’t move. I need to get out of here. Please, I love you.”

She was left alone as the roof collapsed for a second time

She began praying and Kate called back and she began rushing to the factory and tried to keep Rana calm on the phone.

But as Kate arrived at the factory to get to Rana, another collapse followed burying Rana in the debris again and leaving her alone without the emergency services.

Later Ali went into the factory and Rana, realising she was going to die, begged Ali to tell Kate how she was going to die.

Kate broke down screaming in horror at the news, while Rana’s brother Imran broke down in devastation.

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