Ant McPartlin's agony inspires new Corrie storyline

21st Jan 18 | Entertainment News

Coronation Street bosses are using Ant McPartlin's painkiller addiction hell as inspiration for a hard-hitting new storyline.

Vicar Billy Mayhew, played by actor Daniel Brocklebank, is set to become hooked on morphine as he struggles to overcome the injuries sustained on Christmas Day’s episode when he fell of a cliff.

Speaking to The Daily Star, Daniel said:

“The recent story with Ant showed me the trauma is much higher than expected.

We are dealing with a real issue. It was an interesting story to research. I hope we manage to get it right.”

Catch up on the latest episode of Coronation Street below: