TODD Boyce has revealed playing a ‘Coronation Street’ killer has turned him into a sex symbol.
The 62-year-old star – who appeared on the cobbles as evil Stephen Reid between 1996 and 2007 before returning in June 2022 – admitted he gets a lot of fan mail from people who love “a bit of a bad boy”.
He told Politicalite “I get a lot of messages from viewers. They’re from gay men and women. They are up for a bit of a bad boy, I guess.
“They often message me and say they want to speak to me directly. I try not to get too involved with that.
“I feel like one of those killers in prisons who gets letters from people falling in love with them.”
Although the messages can be rather strange, Todd admitted he does enjoy the attention from his admirers.
He said: “It’s lovely. This is my third visit to Coronation Street and by far the most wonderful.”
However, it’s to say not everyone is enamoured with his sinister alter ego on the ITV soap, with some people getting suspicious of him since his character started killing people.
Todd recalled: “I got into a lift in Ikea – one of those large lifts – and it was really suddenly moving and this guy went, ‘You won’t get away with it you know.’ “
On Monday the actor received a great honoured as he was awarded the best villain gong at the Inside Soap Awards 2023.
Celebrating his win on his Instagram Story after the ceremony this week, he shared the Inside Soap Awards post confirming his big moment, and wrote: “Thank you so much to everyone who voted.”
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 8pm on ITV1 – stream free on ITVX – The UK’s freshest streaming service.