Coronation Street legend Charles Dale reveals hes skint and getting divorced from wife

Coronation Street and Holby City actor Charles Dale has revealed that he is going through a tricky divorce.

The star, who is best known for his roles as mechanic Dennis Stringer on Corrie and as Big Mac on Holby, announced the news on Twitter.

He shared a snap of him wearing some PJ bottoms, slippers and a T-shirt that said "Made in 1963, limited edition, living legend, very rare, wild at heart, filled with love, 100% original, built to last."

He posed for the camera in a rooftop garden somewhere which overlooks the sea, writing in the caption that he’s ‘skint’, ‘unemployed’, and going through a divorce, but that hhe’s not letting it get him down.

Instead, he wrote: “So, 60 today (WTF), unemployed, skint, going through a divorce (fine but tricky), but thanks to the generosity of my family and friends, feeling not too shoddy.

“In fact, one might say, downright chipper! Can’t think why, can you?”

His lovely fans raced to the comments to wish him a happy birthday – one even offering to buy him a pint through the Wetherspoons app.

Another wrote: “Happy birthday. A new chapter in your future. If you do it right, the end of the book can be the most exciting and satisfying!! Have a lovely, lovely day, lovely Charlie.”

Another said: “Happy birthday young man! I flipping love those slippers too.”

He replied: “Best ever, got two pairs. Vaguely comic but really cosy.”

Charles’s news of his divorce comes months after he swapped the cobbles for the council in a huge career change.

After 20 years as a soap star, Charles was elected as a councillor for his local authority in Tenby, Wales.

He first landed the role of Dennis on Corrie back in 2000, over the years having shocking storylines until his dramatic exit in 2002.

In Holby City and Casualty, he played hospital porter MacKenzie Chalker from 2007 until 2016.

At the time he announced the news he was having a shift in career change, but stressed he wasn’t retiring from acting altogether, in a message on Twitter.

He wrote: “Long story short, I am standing for election for my local council.

“Today a staff member from my local paper came into my shop (another long story, and no, I haven’t retired) and asked me if I wanted to pay £50 to have my name and contact details put in the paper alongside the other candidates.

“I said ‘no thank you’, now I don’t know about you, but I think that’s something a local paper should perhaps ‘report on’ rather than charge for.”


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