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Coronation Street star David Neilson shared a spoiler for the show during an appearance on ice dancing.
The actor, who plays Roy Cropper in the soap, was on hand during Props Week to support co-star Mollie Gallagher, who partners with Sylvain Longchambon on the ITV skating show.
In a brief conversation with presenter Holly Willoughby, David described Mollie, who plays Roy’s niece Nina on the soap, as “fabulous”, saying her confidence has soared just as in Corrie.
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About Mollie’s absence from the soap opera, David gave a small spoiler by saying that she had been replaced by a “furry friend”.
When Holly asked if he’d ever had a prop accident, David responded, “Recently while Mollie’s been doing that, I’ve got a little friend to fill in while she’s here,” he began (via Manchester evening news). “Can’t say too much because she’s not on screen yet, but I had this little thing in my hand and it left a little mess.”
Mollie advanced to the semifinals on the Sunday show despite being bottom of the leaderboard with a score of 33.0. The skate-off was between Siva Kaneswaran and Carley Stenson, the latter being the sixth celebrity to be eliminated.
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It’s not the first time David has hooked up with a colleague outside of work, with the actor reuniting with exes. Corrie star Katherine Kelly earlier this month.
Katherine played Becky McDonald for six years before departing in 2012, and posted a photo of the pair on Instagram with the caption: “Well look who I ran into today… Still one of my favorite human beings EVER. #davidneilson #mightyactor #roysrolls @coronationstreet @itv.”
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and broadcasts on ITVX.
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