Will Mellor says his fear of his dad helped save him from a life of crime

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Coronation Avenue’s new star Will Mellor has revealed how his concern of his dad hitting him as a baby helped to save lots of him from taking a incorrect flip in life.

The previous Two Pints of Lager actor, 44, spoke open and actually to the Sixteen Summers podcast about his upbringing on a tough property in Stockport.

He stated that his dad’s remedy in direction of him helped him keep away from “the route of medicine and drink and all that nonsense”.

When requested “in the event you had to decide on between your childhood and the one you are giving your youngsters, which might you choose?” the 44-year-old candidly admitted: “The way in which he disciplined me as a child I wouldn’t do this to my son.”

Nevertheless, the father-of-two stated that “completely different occasions name for various measures” and he is “glad” his dad did what he did.

Will Mellor spoke with the Sixteen Summers podcast about his relationship along with his dad

He stated: “He was afraid of me rising up in an space the place it was tough. He thought the very best factor he might do was educate me to combat.

“I used to be within the boxing ring at 7 years previous. I boxed plenty of years till I used to be appearing.”

And Will believes that having some concern of his dad has additionally helped him change into a greater individual:

“He’s not made me a nasty individual. Having a little bit of concern about being advised off or having a crack off your dad wasn’t a nasty factor in these days.”

Will Mellor family
Will Mellor along with his mum and pa

Discussing how he knew his dad cherished his household, he confessed that his dad additionally “struggled” to indicate him affection when he was a baby.

Nevertheless, in a separate interview with Radio Occasions, Will revealed that not with the ability to hug his dad earlier than he died in April final yr due to lockdown restrictions “completely crippled” him.

“He was my hero and we went all over the place collectively,” he stated. “So, the truth that I couldn’t see him when he was unwell completely crippled me.

Corrie Will Mellor
Will Mellor has joined the forged of Coronation Avenue

“I can’t return and alter that. And I’ll by no means have the ability to have these final moments with him.”

The brand new Corrie baddie went on to say that his dad could be happy with his new function on the well-known cobbles.

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