Chris Fountain's Corrie tan ridicule
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 April 2011
Chris Fountain keeps being ridiculed by his 'Coronation Street' co-stars for his obsession with fake tan
Chris Fountain has been ridiculed by his 'Coronation Street' co-stars for his love of fake tan.
The 23-year-old actor - who plays Weatherfield womaniser Tommy Duckworth- keeps being taunted by the other 'Corrie' lads for his love of the bronzed look, which he developed while appearing in 'Dancing On Ice' in 2008.
Michelle Keegan, who stars alongside Chris, playing brunette bombshell Tina McIntyre in the ITV1 soap, admitted her on-screen boyfriend Graeme Proctor (Craig Gazey) is the biggest tormentor of them all.
She told The Sun newspaper: "All the lads take the mick because his fake tan is so extreme. He's getting bored with Craig calling him Chris Foun-tan now."
As well as his love for fake tan having become a "standing joke" among his fellow members of the 'Coronation Street' cast, the actor reportedly spends more time in the make-up department than any of his female co-stars.
An insider added: "Chris is very attentive to his looks. His fake tan has become a standing joke - but so far he seems to have taken it in good sport.
"When you're new to a show you're likely to be put under the microscope. None of the bosses have told him to go steady on the tan yet, and that's the only thing that matters."