Coronation Street's Bill Fellows shares sadness as legend quits show
Coronation Street star Bill Fellows has spoken of his sadness ahead of Peter Barlow actor Chris Gascoyne’s exit from the show.
It was announced earlier this year that Chris would be taking an extended break 23 years after first joining the show, during which time character Peter has had a tumultuous life.
Storylines have seen him suffer through alcoholism, be found guilty of the murder of Tina McIntyre despite being innocent, and participate in numerous affairs.
In all his time on the show, one character he hasn’t had much interaction with is Stu Carpenter, played by Bill Fellows.
Bill has recently expressed his disappointment at not having been able to work with Chris, despite them being good friends.
‘A very good friend of mine who I’ve had very little to do with is Chris Gascoyne but unfortunately he is leaving,’ he told The Mirror.
‘It’s sad but hopefully I will have a few little things with him [before he goes], but everyone is so good and so nice.’
He went on to reveal who he enjoys working with on set, with none other than William Roache, who plays Peter’s dad Ken, coming out on top.
‘I’ve already had scenes with Ken played by Bill Roache, which is great. There’s loads of characters I’d like to do a scene with. I really do like working with Bill I have to say.’
It is as yet unknown how or when Peter will leave Weatherfield, but actor Chris Gascoyne already has his next job lined up.
He is set to play Captain Hook in the pantomime Peter Pan across the festive season.
The show is being staged at The Alban Arena and boasts a ‘star-studded’ cast, as well as ‘stunning sets and dazzling costumes’.
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