Corrie star Chris Gascoyne needs a break from Peter Barlow’s life!
As fans of Coronation Street will know, if it weren’t for bad luck, Peter Barlow wouldn’t have any luck at all at the moment, which is one of the reasons why Chris Gascoyne, who plays him, wanted a break from the show.
Of his need for a time-out from the show, Chris told Inside Soap magazine, “There’s no chance of a break on Coronation Street – it’s just one big storyline after another!
“Things snowball, and you can’t really stay on top of your work so much. I just need some time out to refresh myself, then I’ll come back raring to go once more…”
However, it seems he doesn’t have any radical plans for his break, saying, “I don’t really have too much planned while I’m off. I’m just looking forward to having some family time and living a normal life!”
The family Chris – who’s also starred in Between the Lines, Casualty, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Soldier Soldier – mentioned are his wife, actress Caroline Harding, and their three children.
Chris has played the role of Peter on and off since 2000.