Ken from Corrie is reportedly writing a book but instead of a ‘My life on the cobbles’ autobiography containing a few saucy extracts from the seventies, it’s, erm, about angels and reincarnation.
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So Bill Roache, 85, who plays Ken, is a member of the Cheshire-based organisation, Pure Love Movement, and is writing a lifestyle book about his beliefs.
“This is not just another soap autobiography,” a source told The Sun. “Bill wants to share with fans his tips for living a balanced, happy life.
“He is genuinely hoping that by sharing his thoughts, he can help others.
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“And of course, it is another opportunity for him to reach out to anyone who may be interested in the teachings of the Pure Love Movement.”
Bill became a ‘healer’ in the group – which meets in a community centre in Wilmslow, south of Manchester – when he split with his former girlfriend Emma Jesson to ‘explore a mystic message of love’ in 2013.
He had already been a member of it previously but made the decision to get more involved. And Bill, who previously admitted to sleeping with over a thousand women, even gave up sex to become part of the movement. They must have really good biscuits.
“Bill’s spiritual beliefs became more of a priority last year,” Emma told the Daily Mail in 2013. “He wants that to be his path now and I accept that, as he needs to be at peace with himself.”
The Pure Love Movement meets for sessions in a “circle of love”, involving meditation, reiki and discussing the ‘mysteries of the spiritual world’.
They believe that love conquers all and can beat illness, famine, war and poverty.
Circle of Love founder Ann Rogers, 71, describes the group’s message as simply “one hundred per cent just love” in an interview with the Daily Mail.
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She has also denied that it’s a cult, saying: “It’s not a religion, it’s not a cult. The message is too simple, it’s hard to perceive.
“All we are talking about is how we behave to others, to humans, plants and animals.
“It’s so simple it can seem difficult. The message is one hundred per cent just love.
“If people attend and they give out a smile at someone, we are happy. That’s all we want, that’s all we are saying… it’s very, very simple.
“There are no hidden agendas and we are not trying to convert anyone.
“Any religion, and nationality, all are welcome.”
We could live with a storyline where Norris and Mary join the Pure Love Movement and meet every Thursday in The Rovers, to be honest. Write it in, Corrie, write it in.