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Bill Roache celebrates 88th birthday in lockdown at home with his family

A photo of the actor celebrating at home was shared by the Coronation Street Twitter account.

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Coronation Street actor Bill Roache has celebrated his 88th birthday at home with his family.

The soap star, who plays Ken Barlow, was pictured at home with his children alongside a collection of presents.

The photo was shared by the official Coronation Street Twitter account, alongside a message thanking fans for their birthday wishes.

It read: “Sending a massive thank you for all your warm wishes from Bill, who’s celebrating his 88th birthday in lockdown at home with his family.”

In one of the photos, Roache’s children can be seen shooting party poppers at their father.

Roache has starred in Coronation Street since the soap began in 1960.

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In 2018, Roache said that he plans to still be on the cobbles when he celebrates his 100th birthday.

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