Bill Fellows, a Coronation Street actor, has expressed his regret ahead of Peter Barlow actor Chris Gascoyne’s departure from the program.
Chris stated earlier this year that he will be taking a long sabbatical from the show, 23 years after first appearing. During that period, character Peter has had a turbulent existence.
Throughout the series, he has struggled with alcoholism, been convicted guilty of Tina McIntyre’s murder while being innocent, and engaged in multiple affairs.
One character he hasn’t had much relationship with in his time on the program is Stu Carpenter, played by Bill Fellows.
Bill recently expressed his disappointment at not being able to work with Chris, despite the fact that they are good friends.
‘A very dear friend of mine, Chris Gascoyne, who I’ve had very little to do with, is departing,’ he told The Mirror.
‘It’s heartbreaking, but hopefully I’ll spend a few moments with him [before he leaves], because everyone is so lovely and nice.’
He then revealed who he enjoys working with on set, with William Roache, who plays Peter’s father Ken, coming out on top.
‘I’ve already had sequences with Bill Roache’s Ken, which is fantastic. I’d like to do a scene with a lot of different characters. I must say that I enjoy working with Bill.’
Although it is unknown when or how Peter will depart Weatherfield, actor Chris Gascoyne has already secured his next role.
Throughout the holiday season, he will play Captain Hook in the pantomime Peter Pan.
The play will be performed at The Alban Arena and will feature a “star-studded” cast as well as “beautiful sets and dazzling costumes.”