‘I hate working with MY FIANCE!'
WOMAN'S WEEKLY|May 18, 2021
Corrie star Sally Carman reveals why she dreads getting written into scenes with her real-life partner Joe Duttine, who plays Tim Metcalfe
HAYLEY MINN

Not many people can say they get to live and work with their partner, but Sally Carman can. The 39-year-old actress is best known for playing mechanic Abi Franklin on Coronation Street, and she also happens to be engaged to her co-star Joe Duttine, 50, who plays Tim Metcalfe.

But, while the pair are obviously very much in love, having got engaged during lockdown last year, Sally confesses she dreads seeing Joe’s name crop up in any of her scenes.

‘I absolutely hate working with him,’ she laughs. ‘He’s awful, he doesn’t behave, and he thinks it’s funny.

‘I do that horrible thing where you start sweating because you can’t get your lines out and people are starting to look at you like, “Can we get on with it, please?” And you just can’t because he’s making me laugh, so if I never have another scene with him, I’d be delighted.’

One co-star who Sally does love working with, however, is Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Metcalfe, revealing how much fun they have on set together.

‘Me and Sal just laugh all the time and it’s not like work, it’s just brilliant,’ she smiles. ‘When I see I’ve got a day shift with Sal, I’m so happy because it’s great, you go home dead chuffed with yourself.’

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