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John Michie praises 'Coronation Street', hints at more 'Taggart'

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Karl Munro outside the Rovers in Coronation Street

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John Michie has said that he is having "great fun" playing Coronation Street's Karl Munro.

The Scottish actor made his debut as "sexy charmer" Karl earlier this month. As the partner of new Rovers Return manager Stella Price - played by Michelle Collins - he moved into the pub with her and her daughter Eva (Catherine Tyldesley).

Michie told ITV's This Morning: "My character is a bit of a Jack The Lad. But it's great fun, it's a great show. Everyone is incredibly friendly - it's amazing how warm... it's a big warm happy family up there in Coronation Street.

"There are lots of characters, loads of people; after Taggart, I'm used to just working with just us four and a few guest actors, and going to different locations every day, but now I'm in the same place every day - which I'm getting to quite enjoy!"

However, Michie confessed that he is still adjusting to acting while having to serve Corrie locals from behind the bar.

"I've had quite a few jobs as a barman in the past, but it's just getting the lines in between serving the drinks - that's the thing," he quipped, admitting that he is used to playing characters "on the other side of the bar".

Meanwhile, Michie also hinted that there could be more episodes of ITV crime drama Taggart to come, despite the show having reportedly been axed after 28 years.

"I know STV are going to try to fund it differently and try to bring it back," he said. "And there could be a Christmas special or something like that. I'm sure we've not seen the end of it just yet. I hope not."

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