North, who made his debut as Gary in 2008, revealed that he enjoyed seeing what trouble the soldier could get himself into.
"I'd like him to stay off the rails for a bit and maybe go back to the bad boy ways he had when he first joined the show," he told Holy Soap. "I like seeing what trouble he can get into."
He added: "I like playing the bad boy and doing things you wouldn't necessarily be able to do in real life."
Tonight's episode of the ITV soap will see Gary's future in the army left in jeopardy, when he is arrested on a night out with David Platt.
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