'I think she would have cried for a week' - Simon Delaney wishes his mum could see his Corrie debut
Simon Delaney has said his late mother would have loved to see him make his debut on Manchester-based soap opera Coronation Street, as she was one of the programme's biggest fans.
The Irish actor took up a role in Corrie earlier this summer and appeared on our screens last week.
However, Delaney, who plays jewellery salesman Phil on the soap, said it would have been a very proud moment for his mum Margaret.
The actor lost his mum 28 years ago.
Speaking to The Irish Sun, Delaney said: "My mother, God bless her, she loved Corrie. I think she would have cried for a week after seeing me on it. She died in 1989 before I'd even done Oklahoma in the local school hall.
"My dad died seven years later. I know they'd both be so happy about me being on Corrie."
Earlier this week, the actor said he is enjoying his time in Weatherfield but said he hopes writers don't pair his character up with disaster-stricken Gail Platt.
"I draw the line at some things. A chef I'll play, but Gail Tilsley's lover? Nah."