Mikey North wants Corrie character to be bad

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 May 2013
Gary Windass and Tina McIntyre

Gary Windass and Tina McIntyre

Mikey North wants his 'Coronation Street' character Gary Windass to go back to his bad boy ways as he's sick of playing the soppy persona

Mikey North wants his 'Coronation Street' character Gary Windass to return to his bad boy ways.

The 26-year-old star - who plays the labourer in the ITV soap - has had enough of watching his characters' soppy behaviour and admits he misses the days when Gary was constantly involved in scraps with David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd) on the Weatherfield cobbles.

He said: "There were times recently when I was watching and thinking, 'I've got too nice now - I've got to rein that back'. Even I was getting sick of myself being nice. I need to try to put some sort of edgy element in - all this mushy stuff's just not for me.

"Gary was brought in as a bad lad, but different producers have different views and the last producer wanted to show a different side to him."

Viewers are set to see a darker side to Gary in coming months when he goes out for a boozy army reunion and tries his luck with Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) who is the surrogate mother for him and his girlfriend Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston).

Mikey added to The Sun newspaper: "He goes out with his old squaddie mates to commemorate the death of his friend who died in Afghanistan. He comes back drunk and makes a pass at Tina and she goes mental. He is beside himself with guilt and begs Tina to keep it quiet and she reluctantly agrees.

"Basically everyone knows but Izzy, and Gary is just desperate to keep it secret."

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