‘I want to stay in Corrie FOREVER!'
WOMAN'S WEEKLY|December 01, 2020
As he celebrates 60 years on the cobbles, Coronation Street actor Bill Roache insists he has no plans to retire
SUE CRAWFORD

After spending the past six decades on Coronation Street, having appeared in the very first episode, it would be understandable if Bill Roache was thinking about taking a well-earned break.

After all, he already landed himself a place in the Guinness World Records when the show celebrated its golden anniversary – 10 years ago!

Yet a decade later – as both the soap and Bill celebrate their 60th anniversary – the 88-year-old actor shows no signs of slowing down.

‘I’d still like to be in the show when I’m 90, when I’m 100, even when I’m 120 if I can make it,’ he says.

‘I love Coronation Street, I really do. I remember a director once saying you get scenes in it that are as good as anything you get in films and that’s true. It’s a very happy place to be and I look forward to going into work. It’s been wonderful, so while I can do it and while they want me, I’ll be here.’

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