Coronation Street’s Bill Roache has opened up about his spiritual beliefs, saying ‘love is the life force’.

The Corrie star – Ken Barlow in the ITV1 soap – believes we are moving into a ‘Golden Age’ of spirituality.

He told Silent Voices, a spiritual, paranormal and metaphysical magazine, that society was ‘moving into a higher vibration’ and that the world will ‘change dramatically’ on December 12, according to the Daily Mirror.

“This will be the Golden Age, when a majority will know they are love and they are spiritual beings.

“The Earth will continue to cleanse itself while material and negative things will collapse and cease to be,” he reportedly told the magazine.

Bill, who claims to have slept with more than 1,000 women in his younger days, said he attended a spiritual group and that he believes physics can predict the future.

He added: “The energy and light of the Creator is love. Love is the life force, it is everything, it is the law of attraction.

“I have always known that there are beings around me, loving and guiding and never more so than now.”