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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