Alan Halsall still 'challenged' by Corrie
Alan Halsall can't envisage leaving 'Coronation Street' because he still finds the show "challenging" and rewarding
Alan Halsall can't imagine leaving 'Coronation Street'.
The 32-year-old actor joined the soap as Tyrone Dobbs 17 years ago and still finds the show a "challenge" with every new storyline.
Asked if he can see himself not being in 'Corrie', he said: "I wouldn't like to think so. I am challenged there all the time. I had the brilliant domestic abuse storyline the other year."
Alan has particularly fond memories of working with Elizabeth Dawn and the late Bill Tarmey - who played Vera and Jack Duckworth - but their improvisation skills meant he was occasionally edited out of scenes because they made him laugh so much.
Speaking to OK! magazine, he recalled: "They were legends. Samia (Smith) and I once had to be cut from a scene as we just couldn't stop laughing when Liz was battering Bill with some washing.
"It wasn't scripted - it was supposed to be a little rant, but Vera battered Jack with the washing and then threw the basket at him. Samia and I just exploded with laughter."
Alan - who is married to Lucy-Jo Hudson - was devastated when Bill left the show.
He said: "When he left they were some of the hardest scenes I had ever had to film. It was like saying goodbye to him. As soon as they shouted 'cut', I was hone. It was one of the few times in my life that I couldn't stop crying."