Coronation Street's Peter Ash, who plays Paul Foreman on the ITV soap, revealed some heartbreaking news about his character's Christmas storyline on Good Morning Britain today, Wednesday 25th October.
He told hosts Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley: "We're filming Christmas at the moment, yeah, we're usually two months ahead so we're all fed up with it [Christmas] already!" He continued: "It's quite a sad Christmas really, for Paul, he finds out that he's got six to 12 months left, so it's looking likely this could be his last Christmas. "So for him, it's just making the most of every little moment and spending it with the family and kids." Peter was joined on GMB today by Sam Hayden-Harler, who has helped the ITV soap create the storyline after being diagnosed with MND aged 35.
Coronation Street fans will recall that Paul was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) earlier this year. Peter told The Mirror and other press earlier this year: "I was called into the producer's office late last year, and he said we've got this very big storyline for you, which will be a great thing to do, but it will mean an eventual exit.
I had mixed feelings obviously." "I'll be sad to leave the show. It's an amazing job, I've met fantastic people. I'll be sad to leave but at the same time, I'm quite happy to be involved in such a powerful storyline which will hopefully bring awareness to it.