'Coronation Street' Legend Roy Barraclough Slams The Soap: 'Scrapping 'Corrie' Might Be A Good Thing'

11/07/2014 11:10 | Updated 11 July 2014
  • The Huffington Post UK

‘Coronation Street’ legend Roy Barraclough has slammed the soap that made him famous, stating he no longer watches ‘Corrie’.

The actor, who played Alec Gilroy for 22 years, has criticised ‘Corrie’, claiming the soap’s storylines aren’t as good as they used to be.

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Roy Barraclough

Speaking to the Mirror, Roy even suggested that ITV should ditch the show, responding to comments from Russell T. Davies, who suggested soaps should be axed in 10 years’ time with: “That might be a good thing.”

Roy doesn’t even watch ‘Corrie’ anymore and instead prefers to tune into dramas created by ITV’s rival channels.

“The characters have changed and it has drifted away from what it used to be – there was a lot of comedy then.

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The recent Tina McIntyre murder plot enthralled viewers

Roy may have a point here, as earlier this year, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Hollyoaks’ all launched huge murder mystery storylines.

Unsurprisingly given his views on the show, Roy has ruled out returning to the cobbles.

Both actors took a break from the show in 2013, when they faced separate sex offence allegations.

Michael and Bill were both cleared of all charges and their characters will be back on screen in the coming months.

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