Alan Halsall

Alan Halsall didn’t speak to Corrie co-stars ‘for about a year’

Alan Halsall didn’t speak to Corrie co-stars ‘for about a year’

Alan Halsall was too shy to speak to his ‘Coronation Street’ castmates for his first year on set. The 36-year-old soap star was just 16 when he first appeared on the cobbles as mechanic Tyrone Dobbs, and he admitted it was intimidating appearing alongside the show’s biggest stars. Reflecting on two decades on ‘Corrie’, he told Whats On TV: "It’s surreal tha... »

Maureen Lipman thought she was ‘going to die’ on Coronation Street set

Maureen Lipman thought she was ‘going to die’ on Coronation Street set

Maureen Lipman thought she was "going to die" on her first day on ‘Coronation Street’. The 72-year-old actress plays Tyrone Dobbs’ (Alan Halsall) battleaxe grandmother Evelyn Plummer on the ITV soap, and while she was keen to get back into TV because she "likes being recognised in the street", the ‘Educating Rita’ star worried she had taken on too ... »

Alan Halsall signs new Coronation Street contract

Alan Halsall signs new Coronation Street contract

Alan Halsall has signed a new ‘Coronation Street’ contract which will see him reach 20 years on the soap. The 36-year-old actor has put pen to paper on a new deal to remain on the cobbles as Tyrone Dobbs until 2019, and he is "humbled" about being in Weatherfield for more than two decades. He said: "I’m born and raised in Salford where ‘Coronation Street̵... »

Jennie McAlpine baby bump covered by Ford Fiesta on Corrie set

Jennie McAlpine baby bump covered by Ford Fiesta on Corrie set

‘Coronation Street’ producers had to use a Ford Fiesta to cover Jennie McAlpine’s baby bump. The 34-year-old star – who plays Fiz Stape on the ITV soap – says the ‘Corrie’ crew had to reverse a car on the cobbles set recently because her bump was on show. She said: "We started [covering the bump] with a mug, and then a handbag. I kid you not, last wee... »

Maureen Lipman’s Coronation Street suggestion was declined

Maureen Lipman’s Coronation Street suggestion was declined

Maureen Lipman’s suggestion for her new ‘Coronation Street’ character to be the sister of her other cobbles alter-ego was rejected. The 72-year-old actress returned to Weatherfield on Wednesday night (12.09.18) as Tyrone Dobbs’ (Alan Halsall) grandmother Evelyn Plummer, 16 years after she portrayed landlady Lillian Spencer, but her request for her new character to be Lillia... »

Maureen Lipman accepted Corrie role after late husband’s sign

Maureen Lipman accepted Corrie role after late husband’s sign

Maureen Lipman knew she had to return to ‘Coronation Street’ when her late husband gave her a sign from beyond the grave. The 72-year-old actress will make her debut as Tyrone Dobbs’ (Alan Halsall) battleaxe grandmother Evelyn Plummer next week, and while she wasn’t sure whether to accept the role at first, she was convinced it was the right thing to do when a light shone o... »

Alan Halsall reveals training secrets

Alan Halsall reveals training secrets

Alan Halsall has been going to the gym "all day" three days a week as part of his healthy lifestyle. The ‘Coronation Street’ star – who has played Tyrone Dobbs on the ITV show for the last two decades – has got himself in great shape, and the soaps’ fans have started to notice his changing figure. Opening up about the work he’s putting in, he told The ... »

Jack P Shepherd launching party planning business

Jack P Shepherd launching party planning business

Jack P Shepherd is launching a party-planning business with his ‘Coronation Street’ co-stars. The 30-year-old actor – who plays David Platt in the ITV soap – is working on the new business with Alan Halsall and Colson Smith, who star as Tyrone Dobbs and Craig Tinker. A source told The Daily Star: "Jack is hoping to make a go of this. "All of the Corrie cast are be... »

Coronation Street to kill of character

Coronation Street to kill of character

‘Coronation Street’ are to kill off a character next week. The ITV soap have confirmed they will do away with Tyrone Dobbs’ (Alan Halsall) mother Jackie Dobbs – who was portrayed by Margi Clarke in two stints in the late 90s and late 00s – when the police arrive at the mechanic’s door to let him known the devastating news. A post on Corrie’s official websi... »

Lucy-Jo Hudson’s new love?

Lucy-Jo Hudson’s new love?

Lucy-Jo Hudson has a new boyfriend. The ‘Hollyoaks’ actress recently split from her husband, ‘Coronation Street’ star Alan Halsall, after nine years together and has reportedly started dating Lewis Devine, her former panto co-star from last year’s production of ‘Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs’. A source told The Sun on Sunday: "After trying for month... »

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