Mikey North and Alison King - who play Coronation Street’s Gary Windass and Carla Connor respectively - have addressed their supposed kiss at last week’s National television Awards 2020. The actor, who is married to Rachael Isherwood, said it was “beyond ludicrous”.
It is beyond ludicrous to suggest that I would or that I did
Footage of the 33-year-old and his co-star, 46, filmed on the night at London’s O2 of them talking prompted accusations of a kiss between them.
He has since issued a statement, reading: “I would like to make one thing clear: I did not kiss my co-star Alison King during the recent National Television Awards.
“It is beyond ludicrous to suggest that I would or that I did. The grainy recording shows me simply speaking into her ear at what was a noisy public event.”
Mikey continued: “This report has caused me and my family a great deal of distress. I have an amazing wife who I adore and, as incredibly supportive as she is, it is unacceptable that she should have to deal with people seeing this kind of baseless gossip.
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Mikey North and Alison King have denied kissing at The NTAs 2020 (Image: GETTY • REX)
Mikey North and Alison King were filmed looking cosy at The NTAs 2020 (Image: GETTY)
“I am so upset about this, and will not stand by while my personal reputation is tarnished.”
The father-of-two also confirmed that he has lodged a complaint with the Independent Press Standards Organisation.