Thursday, 27 September 2012

Video: Craig Charles on ITV’s Loose Women

Craig Charles, who plays Coronation Street’s Lloyd Mullaney, was interviewed on ITV’s Loose Women this week. He was primarily there to plug the new series of Red Dwarf which starts on Thursday 4 October on Dave.  And the Loose Women, including two ex-Corrie actors Sherrie Hewson (Maureen Holdsworth) and Denise Welch (Natalie Barnes) also quizzed him about his role on Coronation Street as Lloyd.

Craig says he’s been on Corrie as Lloyd for seven years now.  He’s great friends in real life with Simon Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald, and was best man at Simon’s wedding. “I can’t remember that wedding!” laughed Denise Welch. “Neither can I!” he replied. By ‘eck, it must have been a good ‘un.

He also talked about Lloyd’s current storyline involving long-lost love Mandy (Pamela Nomvete) and finding out that he’s got a daughter, Jenna (Krissi Bohn).  Craig said it’s great that Lloyd’s been given this back-story as the audience relate to nice guy Lloyd and he loves playing him as he reckons he’s the Street’s conscience because everyone goes to him for advice.

Asked whether Lloyd will make a good dad, Craig joked he’ll probably make a better dad than he does in real life. He admitted that he returned from a trip to Rome at the weekend and his luggage went missing with his mobile phone inside. The morning of the Loose Women interview he had to borrow his daughter’s phone instead and he went through it, wondering why he didn’t know any of the 10,000 people she had in there. “No wonder she didn’t want to lend it to me this morning!” he said.

You can watch Craig’s interview on ITV’s Loose Women on the ITV player.  Craig’s bit starts at 18 minutes in. 

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Humpty Dumpty said...

Probably because Red Dwarf isn't a regular show, I never confuse the characters Craid Charles plays. The trailers have been on and I didn't think for a minute: 'Oh, that's Lloyd' Also shows what a good actor he is.

Anonymous said...

Awww - I bet he's a brilliant dad!

Anonymous said...

Fun interview. Pretty sure his (Craig's) daughter is out buying a new phone!! Interview actually starts at 14:25 on ITVPlayer.

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