UNLUCKY-in-love Coronation Street character Tyrone Dobbs never seems to hit it off with the ladies...
But when the man who plays him left the Weatherfield cobbles to visit Sheffield, the fairer sex couldn’t have been more pleased to see him.
TV actor Alan Halsall, who plays hapless mechanic Ty, paid a visit to Brackenfield Hall Care Home in Frecheville – and recruited some new lady fans who turned out in numbers to meet him.
Alan joined the home’s residents for a Rovers Return themed afternoon and tucked into tasty refreshments including tea, coffee and pastries as served in Roy’s Rolls.
He then signed autographs and memorabilia and chatted to fans, who took part in a raffle to win a signed copy of a 50 Years of Coronation Street book.
Alan said: “I was delighted to visit. It was an absolute pleasure for me to be part of it all, and to meet the residents and staff.”
The 29-year-old was showed around the home by manager Dawn Martin and chatted with some of the 60 residents, including Alice Kynich, 95, Alan and Winifred Malton, both 80, Evelyn Deakin, 73, and Sylvia Hanney, 71.
Corrie fan Nellie Hewitt, 88, was delighted to meet the star who she praised as ‘a very nice man indeed’.
Lawrence Tomlinson, chairman of Ideal Care Homes which runs Brackenfield Hall, said: “It was a real pleasure for us to have Alan take time out of his busy schedules to come and visit us.
“Everyone had a really great day and threw themselves into the Coronation Street theme.”