Coronation Street star Bill Roache details move away from ITV show #Corrie

BILL ROACHE - who plays Ken Barlow on Coronation Street - has spoken candidly about his latest move away from the ITV soap, as the actor opened up about his latest venture.

PUBLISHED: 18:11, Wed, Sep 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:12, Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has entertained viewers for the past six decades. The ITV favourite has since broken his silence on making a new move away from Weatherfield.

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The 88-year-old actor is the Guinness World Record holder as the longest-serving male TV star in a continuous role after portraying Ken Barlow since the ITV soap's first episode in December 1960.

Bill has now dished on a new move away from the soap as he unveiled his latest project.

The Corrie veteran revealed that he has been busy at work writing a novel during lockdown.

The small-screen star admitted he didn't want to "give too much away" about the book.

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Coronation star Bill Roache details new move away from ITVCoronation star Bill Roache details new move away from ITV (Image: GETTY)

Coronation Street star Bill Roache made his debut on the show in 1960Coronation Street star Bill Roache made his debut on the show in 1960 (Image: GETTY)

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"I have been writing a novel during lockdown, which I am very much enjoying," Bill explained. "I have about 40,000 words so far."

He added: "I don't want to give too much away about it, but it's an adventure story, although some of it is on the psychic level. We'll see what happens with it."

Bill also discussed his longevity on Corrie and addressed whether he had plans to "retire" from the soap.

The actor revealed he had considered quitting the soap when he was in his 40s.

Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow on Coronation Street, has been writing a novelBill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow on Coronation Street, has been writing a novel (Image: GETTY)

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