Cheryl Fernandez-Versini loves Coronation Street

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 February 2015
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez Versini

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is a "massive" 'Coronation Street' fan, but when she visited the soap's set, actor Colson Smith admitted he was too nervous to approach her

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is a "massive" 'Coronation Street' fan.

Actor Colson Smith, who plays the character Craig Tinker in the ITV soap, revealed the 31-year-old 'X Factor' judge visited the set of her favourite show in 2013, but the young star was too nervous to approach her.

He confessed: "When we did ITV's 'Text Santa' in 2013, I came in especially to meet Cheryl Fernandez-Versini off the 'X Factor' - but I couldn't talk to her. I wouldn't even have a photo with her.

"I was just too nervous to speak to Cheryl. Apparently she's a massive 'Coronation Street fan!"

However, the 17-year-old actor admitted he wasn't as terrified when 45-year-old film star Warwick Davis turned up on set.

He said: "Last year we had Warwick Davis, and I did get a photo with him."

Despite his nerves, the youngster - whose character has recently been seen comforting pal Faye Windass through her pregnancy - revealed he feels more comfortable on camera and would like to play Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) if he could swap characters for the day.

He told Inside Soap magazine: "Tyrone! I can imagine him being a really fun character to play. Tyrone and Craig had a similar upbringing, and they both have comedy in them. Alan Halsall, who plays Ty, is a fantastic actor and does the part very well."

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