Jimi Mistry's wife helps him work out for Corrie

'Coronation Street' star Jimi Mistry claims his professional dancer wife Flavia Cacace often puts him through a series of gruelling workout routines to help him bulk up for his role as gym boss Kal Nazir

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Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace

Jimi Mistry and Flavia Cacace

Jimi Mistry says his wife Flavia Cacae puts him to "shame" in the gym.

The 'Coronation Street' star claims his professional dancer wife - who he met during his appearance on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2010 - often puts him through a series of gruelling workout routines in order to help him bulk up for his role as gym boss Kal Nazir in the ITV soap.

Jimi, 41, told The Sun newspaper: "She puts me to shame. We go training together when we can. She cracks the whip a bit but I do it to her too. We went to the gym last weekend and I put her through her paces. You've got to believe what you're playing!"

Meanwhile, Jimi claims his recent love triangle in 'Corrie' is set to cause tension on the cobbles, as Leanne Tilsley (Jane Danson) will finally come clean to her estranged husband Nick (Ben Price) that she has feelings for Kal.

He explains: "As well as Nick, there's going to be the issue of what Kal's family think of Leanne and how she fits in with them. There's already friction between Kal and his dad.

"Also, what does Nick's mum Gail think? She'll have something to say, won't she?

"Then my mum is coming in. There are going to be some strong personalities. And there are cultural differences, so it's not going to be straightforward."

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