Corrie favourite Daniel Brocklebank has told how he’s been banned from a dating site because they suspected he was an impostor.
Daniel, who plays vicar Billy Mayhew in the ITV soap, attempted online dating after being encouraged by his mum, only to be kicked off because they thought his profile was a fake.
The 40-year-old actor says he’s now been put off online dating because of the experience, which fans found amusing.
He told fans on Twitter: “My mum suggested I join a dating site … I did and they banned my profile because they thought I was impersonating myself.”
“Brilliant, have they since let you re join now they know it’s you?” asked one follower.
And he replied: “Nope. I figured it was the universe suggesting it was the wrong move.”
“There can be… ONLY ONE!” another follower told him.
“That is sooo funny,” another commented.
And another said: “I’m here! No need for apps tbh.”
“The right one will come when you least expect it. You will know who he is,” encouraged another.
“As Twitter forms a queue 2m apart obvs,” said another fan.
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Actress Sharon Stone last year said she was blocked from the dating app Bumble after several reports of a fake profile.
“Hey @bumble, is being me exclusionary?” the star of the 1992 film Basic Instinct asked the online app, and Bumble unblocked her account.
Daniel joined the cast of Coronation Street as Billy, the new vicar at Emily Bishop’s parish St Mary’s, in 2014 and the character began dating barman Sean Tully.
He went on to have a relationship with Todd Grimshaw and is now dating Paul Foreman in the soap.
In real-life Daniel dated his co-star Rob Mallard who plays Daniel Osbourne in Corrie and following their split he was in a relationship with Mr Gay World winner Stuart Hatton.