Corrie’s Daniel Brocklebank shares savage dating advice from his matchmaking mum

Coronation Street star Daniel Brocklebank has been told he's past his dating sell-by date by his own mum.

The single soap favourite is being badgered to find a fella by his match-making parent.

And he's revealed details of her not-so-subtle attempts to force him into finding a suitable match.

The Billy Mayhew star, who is just 41, told fans on Twitter about a hilarious exchange with his mother.

Actor Daniel wrote: "Mum: What are the best gay dating apps? Me: Why? Are you & dad looking to spice things up a bit? Mum: tuts You should be looking for a man before you get any older.

"Me: I'm only in my early 40's. Mum: Precisely. In gay years you're already dead."

Last year he revealed that a previous attempt to join a dating site failed because his profile picture looked too much like him.

Cautious administrators believed an imposter was mimicking the Weatherfield favourite and suspended his quest for love.

He told fans that it had been his mum's idea that he try to find a partner – but his search fell victim to his fame as a star in the nation's favourite soap.

He revealed: "My mum suggested I join a dating site… I did & they banned my profile because they thought I was impersonating myself."

One fan joked: "To be fair you do look quite a lot like yourself."

Another added: "Brilliant. have they since let you rejoin now they know it's you?"

But the actor revealed he'd abandoned his application, adding: "Nope. I figured it was the universe suggesting it was the wrong move."

The actor has played former vicar Billy in the ITV soap since 2014.

Fans have seen his character be put through hell with a drug addiction spiralling out of control, culminating in him taking heroin while in church.

Telly watchdog Ofcom received almost 100 complaints about the scenes, and Daniel revealed that his own mother was equally as horrified by the plot.

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He said: "Of course there are some people have been horrified by it, no less than my mother.

"She was disgusted by the whole thing, but I think it's an important story to tell."

He added: "That people functioning, well-adjusted, moralistic people can also fall to the darker elements that the world can offer."

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