heat managed to persuade Chris Fountain to strip off, and he said yes. Yes, this is your chance to see Tommy Duckworth from Coronation Street in the buff.
Chris told heat about what it was like joining the soap: “It was like being the new boy at school. You want to get on with everybody and make a good impression. I’m known to be loud and silly, but I held myself back for the first few weeks. But now we all get on like a house on fire. I still take a massively deep breath whenever Bill Roache walks in the room, though. I’m like, [gasps] it’s Ken Barlow!”
He added: “I haven’t been on a proper cast night out yet. We had a bit of a party after the Soap Awards, but no benders yet.”
“I’ve definitely matured a lot. There’s no more eye-drinking Jägerbombs. And no more Brainfreezes.“
Chris revealed more on his personal life: “I’ve been with my girlfriend Jess for ten months now and I’m besotted. She’s a dancer training at Bird College in London, so there’s obviously a bit of distance, but I’m head over heels.”
He gushed: “She’s not at all star-struck. It’s just great. I love her to bits. I’ve always had a thing for eyes, and Jess has got amazing eyes. I love a woman that can dance, and she’s a dancer. And she’s really funny, which is what I love about her the most. It’s perfect to be honest. Really, really perfect.”
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