'Coronation Street's Chris Fountain: 'I'm not a heartthrob'
Published Aug 1 2012, 11:16 BST | By Tom Eames Chris Fountain
has said that he doesn't consider himself a heartthrob.
The Coronation Street
actor (Tommy Duckworth) has been nominated for 'Sexiest Male'
at this year's Inside Soap Awards, but he revealed that he is always surprised by the accolade.
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"I don't see myself in that way. I never get any raunchy fan mail from women either," he told Soaplife
"I'm glad too, because if I did I'd feel pretty embarrassed about it."
Fountain also spoke about the close friendships that he has formed with several Coronation Street
"I knew a few of the Corrie
people before I joined. Ryan Thomas [Jason] was a good friend and I went to school with Jack Shepherd (David).
"I hang out with them, Michelle Keegan (Tina) and Alan Halsall (Tyrone). We're all good mates."
The actor added that he currently has no plans on leaving the soap, but would like to turn to movies in the future.
"This has been my training. I want to go on and do films at some point and I know I'll be able to walk on a set and not have any problems thanks to all I've learned from soaps.
"But I don't have any plans to leave Corrie at the moment."
Chris Fountain is also nominated for 'Best Soap Actor' at this year's TV Choice Awards