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'He's too funny': Corrie's Sally Carman couldn't film regularly with her co-star husband Joe Duttine

Sally Carman couldn't work for long periods with her co-star and husband Joe Duttine credit:Bang Showbiz
Sally Carman couldn't work for long periods with her co-star and husband Joe Duttine credit:Bang Showbiz

'Coronation Street's Sally Carman admits it would be "horrendous" to work with her co-star husband Joe Duttine.

The pair met on the set of the ITV soap six years ago, but Sally (Abi Franklin) admits Joe (Tim Metcalfe) makes her laugh too much for them to have regular scenes together.

She told OK!: “It would be awful!

“Obviously, I love my husband dearly, but to work with him would be horrendous – he’s too funny! I do tend to watch Joe’s stuff [in Corrie] at home but sometimes it’s hard to get into it because he’s already told me everything about the filming of it.”

Abi's latest storyline sees Cassie Plummer (Claire Sweeney) causing havoc in her life.

Sally teased: “Abi’s an alley cat, she’d fight to the death would Abi – I don’t think anyone would stand a chance.

“Cassie can relate to Abi because of similar problems, and she wants what Abi’s got – but I’m not sure whether she wants Kevin [Webster, Michael Le Vell] or Abi’s life."

This week, Cassie causes trouble by taking pictures of Abi meeting her old drug dealer Dean.

However, it turns out she was getting the drugs to try and help Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) who is not coping with his Motor Neurone Disease.

She continued: “At first, Abi has a lot to think about, whether she wants to help Paul or not.

“But in the end, she puts her feelings aside and thinks about who is most in need, so she does right by this young man in a really difficult, horrific position.”

Sally was concerned that Claire joining the show would change the dynamic between mechanics Abi, Kevin and Tyrone Dobbs, but she has slotted in well.

Sally said: “I can’t tell you how much I love working in that garage with Mike and Alan [Halsall, Tyrone Dobbs]."

Singing the praises of the former 'Brookside' star, she added: "So when someone else comes along, you hope it works out because it’s such a lovely dynamic. But Claire from day one has been absolutely joyful – she’s gorgeous, she’s funny and we all get on.”