You would be forgiven for thinking that being nominated for no less than FOUR British Soap Awards would be enough to turn any actor’s head, but not so for Corrie star Alan Halsall – who of course plays Tyrone Dobbs – because all he can think about right now are his wife, the gorgeous Lucy-Jo Hudson, and the baby girl they’re expecting in August.
While speaking to the Daily Mirror about being nominated for four gongs – the ceremony airs on ITV on Sunday at 8pm – modest Alan said, “I’m not too comfortable with all that really. I have one standard smile which is like a big grin.
“To be honest, when I get there I just want to get in, get to the bar and have a pint.”
And of impending fatherhood, Alan – who met Lucy-Jo on the set of the show when she played teenager Katy Harris – said, “I can’t wait. I think it’s just the right time for us, and we’re so excited, it’s hard to put in to words.”
He continued, “We have talked about names a lot and we are really, really struggling.
“There’s nothing we’ve liked, we haven’t even got a list yet. It’s such a big thing – they have it for the rest of their life and you want to get it right.”
Alan then went back to discussing his nominations at the BSAs, where he’s up for Best Storyline, Best Episode, Best On-screen Partnership – with Jennie McAlpine who plays Tyrone’s girlfriend Fiz – and Best Actor, which is voted for by the public.
He said, “I don’t think I’ve got my head around it just yet because it’s been a brilliant story and I’ve loved every single minute of doing it.
“And to get nominated in a few categories, I’m thrilled. The main one being a public vote means a lot – at least people have appreciated the story.
“I’m over the moon.”
Alan added, “Even though it’s my name on the awards, it’s such a huge group of people that those awards are really for.
“It takes so many people to put those episodes out on telly.
“To take any of those awards back to work would be a boost for everyone.”
He concluded, “To be in the show for 15 years is just mind-blowing. I am very proud and I know it makes my family very proud as well.”
As mentioned, the British Soap Awards air on ITV on Sunday at 8pm, so there’s still time to vote for Alan!
To do so, visit www.britishsoapawards.tv
I hope he wins each and every one. His acting during the Tyrone-Kirsty storyline was outstanding wasn’t it?
Here’s a reminder…