Alan Halsall has revealed that he can't change a car tyre despite playing the role of a mechanic in the ITV soap named 'Coronation Street' for staggering 20 years.
Alan Halsall, a 38-year-old actor was just 16 when he first climbed the ladder to fame as Tyrone Dobbs. The actor admitted the fact that Corrie has "taken over his life".
Alan's friends, his ex-wife and daughter - and current girlfriend were all met through the show. The actor stated that his character's onscreen skills haven't translated into his personal life.
Alan explained: "You’d think after so many years that even if you weren’t into cars, you’d pick up some little piece of knowledge.
"I’ve not picked up one bit, nothing!"
He added- "I get it in the pub; a guy came up to me, grabbed my hand and said: 'Never seen a day’s work in their life, them. I’m a mechanic
"I tell them I’m just pretending! Apart from lifting the bonnet up, I haven’t got a clue.
"I’ve never changed a tyre. I wouldn’t like to do it - I’d just ring my brother, who works with cars."
Alan was introduced to the magnificent show called Coronation Street as a teen in 1998. The show led to his marriage with co-star Lucy-Jo Hudson in 2009.
About the show:
Coronation Street which is often referred to as Corrie is a Britishsoap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. Coronation Street was created by ITV Granada at MediaCityUK and shown in all ITV regions, as well as internationally. On 17 September 2010, it became the world's longest-running TV soap opera and was listed in Guinness World Records.
Coronation Street is popular for portraying working-class community along with good humour and strong characters. The show currently records around seven million viewers per episode. The show premiered its 10,000th episode on 7 February 2020.