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Coronation Street star Bill Roache 'bedded hundreds'

By Robert Dex

Coronation Street veteran Bill Roache has spoken about his womanising past, claiming to have bedded hundreds of women, including soap legend Pat Phoenix.

The 79-year-old, who has played strait-laced Ken Barlow in the show for more than half a century, said his wild behaviour led fellow stars to dub him C**k Roache.

In an interview with former newspaper editor Piers Morgan on his Life Stories show, Roache said: “There were plenty of girls. I shouldn't have done it. I didn't have control over my sex drive.”

He told Morgan he had slept with “more than 100” women and when asked if the number was nearer 1,000, he said: “Well, I'm not denying it.”

Roache said his infidelity caused the breakdown of his first marriage and left him “hurting”.

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