Graeme Hawley doesn't want Corrie death

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 November 2010
Graeme Hawley

Graeme Hawley

Actor Graeme Hawley hopes his 'Coronation Street' alter-ego John Stape isn't killed out of the soap as part of its upcoming explosive 50th anniversary scenes

Graeme Hawley doesn't want to be killed out of 'Coronation Street'.

The actor - who plays evil John Stape in the ITV1 soap - hopes his on-screen alter-ego is not one of the characters who perishes in the upcoming tram crash as part of the show's 50th anniversary scenes.

He said: "I hope John isn't one of the dead because I think there's still more fun to be had from him. But if he doesn't survive I'll be glad to spend some time with my 18-month-old daughter."

However, while there may be a murder occurring on the soap as part of the explosive scenes, the star doesn't think it will be his character who carries it out, as he is too "twisted".

Graeme explained: "John isn't a murderer, he's more of a twisted Frank Spencer."

Meanwhile, while the evil teacher may seem as though he fears nothing, he is actually terrified his stalker Charlotte Hoyle (Becky Hindley) - who helped hide the dead body of Colin Fishwick (David Crellin) alongside John - will harm his wife Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) if he refuses to end his marriage.

He added to Soaplife magazine: "He's genuinely scared Charlotte might harm Fiz and she's said she'll go to the police and tell them what's happened to Colin if John doesn't go along with her plan.

"He tries to call her bluff but she's unhinged. John wants to be with Fiz and he's got a baby on the way. He can't risk Charlotte destroying his family."

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