Gary Windass actor Mikey North: I tripped over the Corrie cobbles and injured my knee!

Coronation Street star Mikey North as Gary Windass
(Image credit: Mark Bruce)

Gary gets some bad news in Corrie

Mikey North, who plays Gary Windass in Coronation Street, has revealed that he had a minor accident on the soap’s set when he tripped over the famous cobbles!

The 31-year-old star said he’s nursing a couple of injuries after taking a tumble.

“I fell over,” he reveals. “I was doing a ‘wild track’, where you record the sound after the scene, but there’s no action.

“I thought I’d recreate the scene as I did it, to be professional, so I ran in – but I tripped on a cobble in my work boots and I’ve done my knee and my wrist in.”

Still, the popular actor has plenty of time to recuperate. “I’ve got about two months off now,” he adds. “I’m going to go away and de-Windass for a bit, and then come back and see what’s next.”

Nicola tells Gary some shocking news

Nicola tells Gary some shocking news

Meanwhile, in Corrie next week Gary is left gutted when Nicola Rubinsten (played by Nicola Thorp) tells him that she’s leaving Weatherfield and taking their newborn son Zack with her.

Nicola promises Gary that he’s welcome to visit his baby anytime he likes at her new home in Bristol, but Gary is left heart broken by the news.

Coronation Street continues on ITV.

Alison Slade
Soaps Editor
Alison Slade has over 20 years of experience as a TV journalist and has spent the vast majority of that time as Soap Editor of TV Times magazine.  She is passionate about the ability of soaps to change the world by presenting important, issue-based stories about real people in a relatable way. There are few soap actors that she hasn’t interviewed over the years, and her expertise in the genre means she has been called upon as a judge numerous times for The British Soap Awards and the BAFTA TV Awards.

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