Julie Hesmondhalgh's Roy bickering

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 July 2010
Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie Hesmondhalgh

'Coronation Street' actress Julie Hesmondhalgh admits she ''bickers'' with her co-star David Neilson just like their screen characters Hayley and Roy Cropper do

Julie Hesmondhalgh and David Neilson "bicker" like Hayley and Roy Cropper.

The 'Coronation Street' stars - who have portrayed the odd pair in the show for over 10 years - adore working with each other, and admit they are like a "married couple" in real life too.

Julie told BANG Showbiz: "Well I love us because we're so unconventional but the most conventional couple on the Street really. We're absolutely loyal and faithful and love each other, and we never get any worse than bickering and that's so unusual in a soap.

"We bicker in real life, we're like a married couple. We absolutely love each other but we get on each other's nerves like a married couple as well."

Julie and David are so close, they have even nicknamed each other "screen spouses".

Despite their friendship, the 40-year-old actress admits she often gets "narky" with him, much to the shock of their co-stars.

She explained: "I've been in there for 12 years and David has been there for 14/15. We call each other 'screen spouse'. We go through periods where we absolutely love each other and then there's spells where we're absolutely narky. Everyone says, 'David's wonderful!' and I always say, 'Hmm yeah he's alright.' But he's fantastic and everyone's so jealous of me for working with him all the time. Because he is one of everyone's favourite people on the show because he's so calm and such a lovely man. And one of the best characters, too."

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