Coronation Street legend Ken Barlow actor Bill Roache, 88, charging fans £35 for messages after being stuck at home

CORONATION Street actor Bill Roache will charge fans £35 to send him messages as he is still stuck at home.

Most of the cast's elderly members of the soap still haven't returned to set after being told to keep away due to coronavirus concerns.

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Now Bill, 88, has taken matters into his own hands as he has found a new way to communicate with his fans.

Followers can access Bill's page on Celebrity Video Messages, a website which is a great avenue for fans and celebrities to connect in a unique and fun way.

Once you complete the attached form, your order will be submitted and most videos are recorded within 4-7 days.

In a video on the page, Roache speaks briefly about how much enjoys being able to make someone's day.

He said: "I find it wonderful to be part of making somebody's day", before explaining the ordering process.

"If you want to do that, send a message to anybody about anything at all or about nothing at all if you want, say what you want me to say and then I'll some of my words to it, and hopefully we'll make somebody's day, let's do it!", he said cheerfully.

The soap star is eagerly awaiting a call to say he can go back to the cobbles.

He has starred on Coronation Street as Ken Barlow since the soap began 60 years ago.

Describing lockdown life, Bill said: "I have been very fortunate. I understand it has been very difficult for many people, but I have my two children who are normally in London.

"We've been living together and getting on very well. We have a cinema in the evening where we'll watch a comedy show like The Vicar of Dibley and then an old feature film. Then in the day we'll do our own thing.

"I've been drawing and writing a story which I'm really enjoying."

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