Coronation Street‘s Malcolm Hebden has confessed he is so scared his character Norris Cole will be killed off in the soap’s tram crash, he hasn’t asked.

The 70-year-old actor, who has played Weatherfield’s gossiping busybody for 11 years, revealed to The Daily Mirror that Corrie bosses will tell the cast if they are being killed off in the big crash which is happening to mark the show’s 50th anniversary, but he doesn’t want to know.

Malcolm said: “The producer is being very cagey – you’ve got to go to him and ask him if you are going and he’ll tell you – but I haven’t been. I daren’t go!

“Barbara Knox, who plays Rita, said to me the other day, ‘You know this is the last time we’ll film in The Kabin’, because we were about to film the scenes where the shop was crushed by the tram. But whether Norris goes with it, I don’t know.

“Of course, you can only be in the show when you are providing what is required, but I’d be terrified to leave. I don’t know what I’d do with my time, because work has been everything. Work is my hobby and I don’t do holidays.”

The popular soap character admits he loves being in the show and he really hopes Norris doesn’t get killed off in the crash.

He said: “I’ll stay as long as they’ll keep me. But we haven’t finished filming the tram crash yet. It would be terrible, wouldn’t it, if it was ‘squish’ for Norris?”

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