Graeme Hawley working on market stall

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2016
Graeme Hawley

Graeme Hawley

Graeme Hawley has been working on a jam stall over Christmas

'Coronation Street' serial killer Graeme Hawley is now working on a market stall.

The 43-year-old actor bowed out of the soap in 2009 when his alter-ego John Stape died after he confessed he'd murdered three other people, and it seems he hasn't had much work since as he's now selling jam at a Christmas fair in York.

Taking to their official Facebook account on Wednesday (14.12.16), the owners of The Chilli Jam Man said alongside a photograph of Graeme at their stall: "We thought we had enough scary things on our stall at York...that was until Corrie serial killer John Stape joined us! He's going to be working on our stall Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so if you're brave enough to face his menacing stare (and our scary chilli products) then come along and say hello!

"He may even let you go home to your family afterwards... Last date for Christmas orders online is midnight Sunday 18th. York market finishes on the 23rd, then we're putting the shutters up and getting a months worth of sleep (sic)."

According to The Sun newspaper, Graeme told a customer while he was working on the stall: "It's better than panto. I'm not the Chilli Jam Man. I'm the Chilli Jam Man's mate and I'm selling Chill Jam because the Chilli Jam Man's late."

Although he's only covering the stall for a friend who owns the company, standing out in the cold flogging jam is a huge step down for Graeme as he was nominated for Villain of the Year in 2009 at the Soap Awards and then again at the same event in 2011.

However, Graeme - who is married to Elianne Byrne - hasn't completely waved his acting career goodbye since he quit the ITV soap as he's made various cameo roles in Channel 4's mini-series 'National Treasure' and has also taken part in stage shows.

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