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Coronation Street actor Daniel Brocklebank has revealed that he had a rather unfortunate experience with a dating site when his profile was banned – because they didn’t believe it was him.

Brocklebank, who has played vicar Billy Mayhew in the soap since 2014, told his Twitter followers that his mum had suggested he join a dating site to meet some new people, but that when he’d followed her advice “they banned [his] profile because they thought [he] was impersonating myself”.

The actor has now been put off the whole online dating thing already, saying that the site hasn’t allowed him to re-join and that the experience has made him think that “it was the universe suggesting it was the wrong move”.


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At least his followers got some entertainment out of the situation, with his former co-star Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor) replying with a string of crying laughing emojis and Sian Reeves, who briefly played Tim Metcalfe’s secret wife Charlie Wood earlier this year, commenting: “Brilliant”.

He also got quite a few offers of dates from his followers, so maybe he never needed a dating site after all.

Brocklebank was previously in a relationship with his Corrie co-star Rob Mallard, who plays Daniel Osbourne, but the pair split in 2017.

His character Billy has been in relationships with Sean Tully (Antony Cotton), Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley) and Paul Foreman (Peter Ash).

rob mallard as daniel osbourne in coronation street


The actor recently enjoyed a socially distanced reunion with some of his co-stars as he joined Sue Cleaver (Eileen Grimshaw) and Julia Goulding (Shona Ramsey), as well as Corrie assistant director Clare Wade, in Cleaver’s back garden.

Joking that they had been enjoying Socially Distanced Sue’s Bistro he said it had been “amazing to see everyone for real”.

Coronation Street currently airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV.

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