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'Coronation Street's Chris Fountain happy with big storylines

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Coronation Street star Chris Fountain has revealed that he is pleased with his amount of recent big storylines.

The actor's character Tommy Duckworth has recently been involved in a new relationship with Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) and has got caught up in a drug-running plot following his father Terry's betrayal.

Tommy Duckworth (Chris Fountain) is beaten up

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"At first, when I joined the cast, I thought, 'Oh, I'm not really doing that much'," he told The Sun.

"But looking back it's been great because they've spent that year building Tommy into the Street.

"Now, with big stuff happening to him, viewers care about him because they've got to know him a bit. For me it's really exciting because it's my opportunity to prove what I can do.

"It's something I can really get my teeth into and hopefully do the story justice."

Fountain also revealed that Keegan was actually fully dressed during their recent sex scenes, while he was stripped down to his boxers on set.

"Underneath the cover she was wearing tracksuit bottoms, her Ugg boots and a top. She just moved the straps down so her shoulders were naked. It definitely wasn't as romantic as it looked.

"Obviously Michelle is a gorgeous-looking girl — she's won 'Sexiest Female' for, like, ten years in a row. But I've got a girlfriend and Michelle's got a boyfriend and the kiss is not going to be real like that."

Tina can tell that Tommy is keeping secrets and begs him to confide in her

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He added: "I've never kissed anyone on screen like I would kiss my girlfriend. On top of that you have the crew standing there and I'm in my boxers. It is a little bit odd but I've been acting a long time and I've had my fair share of screen kisses, so I really don't mind."

The actor is currently dating dancer Jessica Derrick, who lives in London while he is based in Manchester.

On his relationship, he said: "We see each other more than I expected and everything is fine. I miss her like crazy all the time. Recently I had a long day at work and afterwards I just wanted to get on the couch and cuddle up with her.

"But it does keep things fresh because when we do see each other it's fantastic and extra special. Me and Michelle are kind of in similar places because her boyfriend Max is always away.

"We spend a lot of time together at work but we don't really see each other socially. Jess and Michelle have met a few times and they get on but I've not met Max yet."

Watch Chris Fountain talk to Digital Spy about his hopes for bigger storylines below:

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