Coronation Street favourite Alan Halsall is celebrating 20 years on the show.
And to commemorate the occasion, the actor shared a snap to his 100K from 20 years ago.
He wrote: “20 years ago on this very night I sat and watched myself on @coronationstreet for the very 1st time.
“They say time flies when you’re having fun that saying certainly applies here!! 20 years on I still love my job just as much as I did on day 1. So proud to be a small part of this show.”
Fans loved the pictures and were quick to comment on it.
“You must surely have graduated to legend status?” wrote one.
Another added: “Amazing, you have come a long way…should be sooo proud of yourself.”
“Woohoo!! Well done! Don’t leave our screens!” someone else begged.
“No way are you a small part of the show you are a big part of the show. Keep doing what you’re doing, love seeing you in Coronation Street,” insisted a fourth.
Alan has previously revealed he didn’t speak to any of his co-stars when he first joined the soap in 1998.
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And not for the reason you might think…
In fact, Alan – now 36 – has admitted he was simply “terrified”.
He made his debut at the tender age of just 16, and has played mechanic Tyrone for 20 years.
While he’s now part of the furniture, he used to be so shy and intimidated by his co-stars he couldn’t speak to them!
Opening up to What’s On TV, he revealed: “It’s surreal that I’ve been here for so long. It’s such an odd thing. I appreciate that it’s been 20 years, but I also remember my first day like it was yesterday.
“Because I was 16, I was put straight into the adult green room. It was really daunting to see these people who were all legends; I was literally terrified! I’m normally quite loud, but I don’t think I spoke for about a year!”
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