Corrie star Bill Roache talks to his dogs through a psychic

by Lynn Connolly

It’s been reported by the Daily Mirror today that Corrie star Bill Roache has hired an animal psychic so that he can communicate with his three dogs; Poppy, Oliver and Harry.

The paper states that Bill – who of course play Corrie’s longest serving resident, Ken Barlow – contacted animal psychic Jackie Weaver after a friend of his recommended her, and it seems that Bill’s been delighted with Jackie’s work.

He told the paper that Jackie can tell him how the dogs are “feeling”, and Bill added, “Jackie said Poppy even did an impersonation of my on-screen wife Deirdre, saying, ‘Oh, Ken’ in a drawn out, exasperated way.

“I wasn’t aware she’d ever watched me in the show. I had a great deal to learn about this animal world.”

And it seems Harry had a fair bit to say too, and relayed through Jackie that he understands how much Bill misses his wife Sarah, who died in 2009…

As you may recall, Bill recently revealed that he wasn’t worried about Sarah’s spirit, and was in fact happy for her as she’s “gone home.” Bill expanded on his belief in the afterlife in his book, A Soul on the Street.

However, back to the main story, and Bill’s other dog Oliver also told Jackie – who told Bill – that he’s not a nervous dog, “just hypersensitive.”

Oliver apparently added, “OK I admit it – I scream like a girl’.”

On Jackie’s website, she writes…

As my life has revolved around animals since my childhood, this ‘animal talking’ is just one step further. Thoughout my life I felt very emotionally linked to animals – sensing their pain, feeling and joy, but didn’t realise that they were actually ‘passing’ it over to me – but I do now. I spent a lot of my time laughing, as animals have such an amazing outlook on life and most have a great sense of humour too! The range of animals I have communicated with goes from the everyday horses, cats and dogs, also rabbits and birds and even a kangaroo and wallaby in Australia!

Would you – or have you – ever used a pet psychic to talk to animals? Let us know!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.