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Three Girls tells the story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale and is made with the full cooperation of the victims and their families. "Brilliantly told from the perspective of the victims", said another. I'm ready to start to live my life again where I haven't been for such a long time.

Though many members of the public are familiar with her for her positivity on Loose Women, or her impressive weight loss transformation, Lisa Riley is known for her talents as an actress first.

BBC1's premiere of its new three-part drama Three Girls rattled viewers to the core as it brought the Rochdale child sex abuse ring story from 2015 to life. Why am I feeling this? "And I got angry", she said.

"The hardest I've ever had to feel as an actress was - if you saw last night's episode - where my youngest daughter had to have an abortion to provide the evidence, the foetus that would get the men finally arrested, thank God".

They will be joined by Liv Hill, Ria Zmitrowicz and Molly Windsor, who play the three girls Ruby, Amber and Holly respectively, as well as Simon Nagra, Qas Hamid and Wasim Zakir.

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"Getting the justice out there, it was wonderful I was able to portray that", she added.

After her pleas went previously ignored, the true extent of the abuse and betrayal is revealed and sends shockwaves through the police, and they're finally ready to listen.

Maxine Peake as Sara Rowbotham, Lisa Riley as Ruby and Amber's mum and Lesley Sharp as police officer Maggie Oliver also earned praise for their gripping performances.

Viewers have described the final episode of BBC One " s Three Girls as "harrowing", "powerful" and "essential viewing'. "I think she should be really proud of it".

Three Girls sheds light on the shameful lack of response from authorities who for years turned a blind eye to the abuse - out of ineptitude, lack of communication and fear of being branded racist.

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