PUBLISHED: 22:53, Fri, Oct 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:53, Fri, Oct 2, 2020
Bill Roache, 88, is a long-established fan favourite as Ken Barlow in Coronation Street after being part of the soap’s cast for the past six decades. However, the actor has admitted there was one point in his career that he considered leaving the cobbles.
Bill revealed he had thought about quitting the show when he was in his 40s.
"There was a time in my 40s when I did think about it," the star explained.
"But I've always loved Coronation Street and I remember a director saying that, every now and then, you'll get a scene in Corrie that is as good as any film, and that's absolutely right."
In spite of his admission, Bill insisted he never “seriously” planned on leaving Corrie.
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Bill Roache talks moment he thought about quitting Coronation Street (Image: GETTY•ITV)
Bill Roache plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street (Image: ITV)
He added: "So I get tremendous job satisfaction and therefore I never seriously considered leaving."
The soap favourite also addressed whether he has any plans to retire.
Bill said retirement is "not on [his] radar", and he doesn't like to think about how his beloved character Ken could be written out of the show.
He divulged to OK! Magazine: "While I can do it and they want me, I will be there.
Bill Roache thought about quitting the show when he was in his 40s (Image: GETTY)
Bill Roache insisted he has no plans to