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'Corrie' Alan Halsall on Tyrone future: 'It's still not a happy time'

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Coronation Street star Alan Halsall has warned viewers that Tyrone has a tough time ahead of him.

Speaking to reporters backstage at the National Television Awards after picking up the 'Best Serial Drama Performance' trophy, Halsall explained that characters could begin to turn on Tyrone.

Watch Alan Halsall's interview with Digital Spy backstage at the National Television Awards below:


"Kirsty tried to hit Tyrone again, misses and falls down the stairs," he said, referring to last night's show (January 23).

"It becomes a huge twist in the storyline that Tyrone's actually portrayed as the perpetrator and not the victim, which is obviously a lot easier for people to believe because that's how we hear of domestic violence."

8007: Tyrone apologises to Kirsty for keeping Fiz's harassment a secret and begs her to marry him

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Halsall continued: "That takes a huge twist, and then of course we go into the court case... So yeah, it's still not a happy time for Tyrone."

Asked if Kirsty (Natalie Gumede) could get her comeuppance in the future, Halsall laughed: "Well, I mean, this is a soap opera, so who knows!

"I think what's been lovely about the story is it's not been sensationalised with deaths and murders and all that kind of thing, so maybe she might get her comeuppance - but I hope it's not in that kind of way, because I think it's been quite a sensitive story that's run for maybe the best part of a year now.

Corrie, Kirsty and Tyrone in the park, Wed 19 Dec 2012

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"So I wouldn't end that way, but you know, she is a soap villain at the moment."

Halsall also revealed that he has received letters from fans who have reached out to share their experiences of domestic violence, adding: "The charity we got involved in for research, their calls have gone up 300% since the storyline [began]. It's nice that Coronation Street can do something like that and raise the awareness."

Kirsty and Tyrone's wedding - On set pictures: Alan Halsall as Tyrone

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However, Halsall joked that he wouldn't mind getting a more light-hearted storyline in the future.

"I've had a few hard years obviously with the Tyrone-Molly-Kevin storyline and of course Jack and Vera both dying in the show," he said. "And then this one. So yeah, maybe a bit of light relief is needed - maybe a bit of comedy next!"

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