Alan Halsall gave his Coronation Street co-star Andy Whyment a good laugh today, 20 May, by comparing a shirtless snap of him to the physique of the alien character E.T.
The 37 year old, who was recently left spooked after his friends saw the face of Child's Play doll Chucky on his knee in a snap, targeted the soap star after Andy had shared a video of himself sunbathing outside on his own Instagram Stories.
Andy then took it upon himself to upload a side-by-side image to his social media feed to show his 372,000 followers the likeness between the two bodies, after Alan sent it to him.
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"When @alanhalsall sends you this and says Twins he’s absolutely hammered me there" [sic], Andy wrote alongside it with three laughing emojis, before adding: "it’s a good job we’ve known each other for 30 years and I love him x," [sic] with a red heart emoji.
Re-posting the photos on his own feed, Alan, who recently celebrated his first anniversary with his girlfriend Tisha Merry, in turn wrote: "love ya too brother," [sic] followed by a black heart emoji and three laughing emojis.
Many of the pair's joint 566,000 followers couldn't help but laugh along as they praised him for sharing the hilarious images.
One person wrote: "This made me laugh way more than it should have. Your actually the best," [sic] with a laughing emoji and a pink heart emoji.
Another said: "Should I laugh !!!, it's pretty good. Glad you can take a joke," [sic] to which Andy replied: "it w is very funny," [sic] with several laughing emojis.
While a third added: "Hey think of it this way everyone loves ET and everyone wants their own ET…… So by that definition if your twins everyone wants an Andy too," [sic] with several laughing emojis and pink heart emojis.
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Appreciating the comment, Andy replied: "never thought of it like that nice one," with two laughing emojis.
It comes as Andy recently told OK! that Coronation Street soap bosses have been rewriting the scripts to include references to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I think we are hoping to get back mid June, that’s what we’re working towards," he said.
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"We have enough episodes in the can until early July, so hopefully we won’t have to go off air.
"They’ve been rewriting all the scripts and it’s [coronavirus] been such a massive part of everyone’s lives, so the show will probably reflect that.
"We won’t be able to do big group scenes, like where everyone is in the Rovers, and if pubs haven’t reopened by then, we won’t be able to do any scenes in the Rovers at all," he added.
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