Corrie star’s mum prefers his soap to Shakespeare

Craig Gazey has revealed his parents are more proud of him being in Coronation Street than in the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The 26-year-old actor – who plays Graeme Proctor, former cellmate and friend of David Platt in the soap – joked on ITV’s Loose Women his family weren’t interested in his RSC work.

Craig said: “The RSC – my parents thought it was a breakdown service, they didn’t have a clue!

“Now I’m on Corrie they love it. My mum’s always ringing me up and asking, ‘Can I have some signed pictures, Doris over the road wants one too’.”

The soap star revealed he doesn’t think his character will end up with Fiz Brown – played by Jennie McAlpine .

He said: “I think she is still in love with John. Everything is a bit unrequited at the moment.

“I hope Graeme gets a girlfriend. I’d like him to have a really chavvy girlfriend with big gold earrings and a tracksuit.”

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