John Michie's Corrie casting upsets wife

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 August 2011
John Michie

John Michie

'Coronation Street' actor John Michie's wife is upset that he has joined the soap because she is such a big fan

John Michie's wife thinks he has "ruined" 'Coronation Street'.

The Scottish actor's spouse Carol - with whom he has three children - is a big fan of the show and thinks her husband's casting as Karl Munro has stopped her enjoying her viewing as there is no longer a barrier between "fantasy" and "real" life.

He said: "My wife Carol probably hoped that I wouldn't be in it because it's her favourite show.

"When I got the job, she was like, you've ruined my fantasy soap life - it's all going to be real now.' "

Despite his wife's feelings, John is enjoying the soap because the rest of the cast have been so welcoming.

He added to Inside Soap magazine: "It's probably been one of the friendliest companies of actors I've ever worked with.

"Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre Barlow) and Bill Roache (Ken Barlow) came up to me straight away.

"I can't tell you what a nice guy Bill is - he gets on with his work and never complains, and the delightful feeling on set comes from people like him I felt very settled from my first day."

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