Coronation Street’s Alex Bain, 19, reveals daughter Lydia-Rose could follow him into acting


CORONATION Street’s Alex Bain has revealed that his daughter Lydia-Rose could follow him into acting as he gives a rare update on life as a dad.

The actor, who became a dad in 2018 when he was just 17 years old, said that despite his early nerves he has settled into fatherhood.

Corrie’s Alex Bain says his daughter could follow in his footsteps as an actor

Alex explained that he’s been making the most of lockdown by spending
quality time with his sweet daughter.

He told Inside Soap magazine: “I adore having a child, I really do, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But don’t get me wrong, she runs me ragged!

“It was quite nice to take a breather in lockdown, and have time to slow
down and watch my daughter grow.

“She’s actually just started nursery, which is pretty scary.”

Alex welcomed Lydia-Rose when he was just 17 years old

Alex proudly revealed he’s already seeing himself in Lydia-Rose, and she
could be “following in his footsteps” as an entertainer.

He said: “My family has always said that I was exactly like she is when
I was her age.

“Before COVID, she was going to dance classes as well, so she’s really
following in her dad’s footsteps. She’s always dancing and singing –
it’s great!”

The TV star also revealed that his on-screen dad was on hand
for advice when he was “worrying” about parenthood.

The star spoke about his worries about parenthood

The pair have acted together since 2008, when Alex first appeared as
Simon Barlow, son of Chris’ character Peter.

Alex said that Chris helped his “worried” co-star when he first became a father.

He said: “I’ve worked with Chris longer than anybody else on the show. I did all my acting training after I started on Coronation Street, and Chris has really been my guide.

“He has always looked after me in real life as well. When I had a child,
I was worrying at the start, and Chris was there alongside my family to

Alex said that his on-screen dad helped him in the early days of parenthood

“I can’t describe Chris in any other way than as being truly amazing,
and one of the most talented actors I’ve ever met.”

Alex recently admitted to struggling with his mental health after experiencing the dark side of fame as a child star.

The actor said he was picked on at school and more recently battled online trolls who have cruelly said the single dad was a bad parent.

He said: “I never struggled with school work, but I went through quite a few tough times in school, because I was the only male dancer. Kids can truthfully be horrible.

Alex recently spoke about his mental health struggles

“I had a situation when I was in school and it affected me. It affected me a lot more I think when I was getting older and I have struggled, especially with mental health.

I’m open about it, but I’ve been through some dark times.”

He added: “If I didn’t stick at the job that I’m in now I would have been lost. Corrie has kept me going and especially having a daughter has kept me going – it gives me something to do.

“It has been a struggle over the years, but I think now I’m on the up.”