Roy Barraclough doesn't watch Corrie
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 July 2014
'Coronation Street' legend Roy Barraclough has admitted he no longer watches the show and has hit out at the sensational storylines in soaps
'Coronation Street' legend Roy Barraclough thinks the show has become humourless.
The 78-year-old actor, who played Alec Gilroy for 22 years before his departure from the soap in 1998, has hit out at the abundance of sensational storylines in soaps and no longer watches the show that made him a household name.
He said: "I don't watch the show, it has changed so much now from what it was. It doesn't have a hold on me like it used to. The characters have changed and it has drifted away from what it used to be - there was a lot of comedy then.
"In fact I don't watch any of the soaps. They all follow each other, one outdoing the other. If one has a rape, the other has a rape. It's a shame."
Roy believes it might be a "good thing" if soaps like 'Corrie' and 'EastEnders' were to go off air and he now prefers to watch compelling dramas.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "There are very good series that the BBC put out like 'Last Tango In Halifax'. Things like that are very good, they are excellent."