Chris Fountain has said his girlfriend gave the thumbs-up to his raunchy Coronation Street scene with Michelle Keegan. Viewers saw their characters Tommy Duckworth and Tina McIntyre appear naked under a sheet in Coronation Street. But Chris told The Sun that his girlfriend, dancer Jessica Derrick, 'watched the scene on screen and thought it was good' and that the couple 'had a joke about it'. The actor told the newspaper that the scene 'definitely wasn't as romantic as it looked' with his co-star wearing tracksuit bottoms, her Ugg boots and a top under the bedsheets, while he was in his boxer shorts. "Obviously Michelle is a gorgeous-looking girl - she's won Sexiest Female for, like, 10 years in a row," he said. "But I've got a girlfriend and Michelle's got a boyfriend and the kiss is not going to be real like that." Chris, who has been shortlisted for Sexiest Male awards, said he feels the pressure to look good. "I worry about my weight and what I look like all the time. Your appearance is part of the job and there's just as much pressure on the guys as the girls," he said.
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.
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