15/03/2012 09:47 GMT | Updated 15/03/2012 10:04 GMT

Ken Barlow's Sex Life: After Bill Roache Admits To Bedding 1,000 Women, Other Unlikely Womanisers

After Bill Roache, who plays the infamous Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, revealed he has bedded more than 1,000 women, widespread disbelief has swept across social media networks.

Bill Roache and Ken Barlow were top trending topics on Twitter worldwide, while on Ken Barlow's (unofficial) Facebook page, users wrote congratulatory messages.

Unlikely though may seem, even in Coronation Street the bespectacled Ken Barlow has slept with 21 women on the infamous street.

However a quick flick through the history books reveals that Roache is not alone. There a number of unlikely Casanovas that despite possessing an, ahem, niche, appeal, managed to woo their way into women's hearts.

Take a look through the gallery below.