It's A Sin hailed as a 'masterpiece' as stars including Corrie's Rob Mallard & Nigella Lawson pay tribute to AIDS drama

CHANNEL 4's It's a Sin has been hailed as "incredible" and "a masterpiece" by some of Britain's biggest stars.

The moving drama follows the lives of five 18-year-olds who move to London in 1981 and have their lives turned upside down by the AIDS crisis.

Nigella Lawson said she was "poleaxed" by the emotional show, thanking its creator Russell T Davies for making it.

The 61-year-old TV star tweeted: "It’s a masterpiece. I’m lost for words. So many friends remembered. I need to watch it again straightaway. So beautiful and true."

Former Bake Off host Sue Perkins hailed the drama as an "incredible piece of work".

The 51-year-old presenter called the show "profoundly affecting and a reminder that shame leaves a toxic legacy".

Coronation Street's Rob Mallard tweeted: "Binge watched #ItsASin. Incredible storytelling, excellent cast, beautifully written."

The 28-year-old, who plays Daniel Osbourne in soap, added: "Well done @russelldavies63 and all cast and crew! Take a bow."

Former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite added that the nostalgic drama made her think about her own life in the 1980s.

The 50-year-old Mel Owen actress tweeted: "I have woken up thinking about #itsasin …. dreamt about my college days, in Kings Cross.

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"Sharing flats, experiencing close friends coming out, and the general feeling that people had found their tribe.

"I loved every one of those characters. It felt incredibly nostalgic."

The critically-acclaimed drama follows the group of teens including Nathaniel Curtis' Ash, Olly Alexander's Ritchie and their female pal Jill, played by Lydia West as they move into a shared house.

As the series unfolds the full horror of the AIDS crisis is laid bare and the characters' lives thrown into turmoil.

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