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Corrie's Hebden: 'Children love Norris'

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Norris Cole from Coronation Street

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Malcolm Hebden has revealed that his Coronation Street character Norris Cole has a huge following among children.

Speaking to Inside Soap's Coronation Street Special, the actor admitted that he is baffled by the number of letters he receives from young people who seem to love watching the Weatherfield busybody.

Hebden explained: "For some unknown reason, Norris is immensely popular with children, though I never understand why. Is he the granddad they've always wanted to poke fun at?

"He's always wrong, but most of my letters are from young people, which is lovely. I think they feel safe with him because he's a loser!"

Meanwhile, asked to name his own favourite character, the star replied: "At the moment, I'd have to say it's Mary Taylor. Working with Patti Clare, who plays her, is an absolute joy. We're very good friends now."

Hebden recently confessed that he is unsure of his future at Corrie due to the devastating tram crash which will claim lives on the cobbles in December. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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