Chris Gascoyne helped his "worried" 'Coronation Street' co-star Alex Bain when he first became a father.
The actor became a dad to Lydia-Rose in December 2018, when he was just 17 years old, and he's now revealed that his on-screen dad was on hand for advice when he was "worrying" about parenthood.
He told Inside Soap magazine: "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 help.
"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."
The pair have acted together since 2008, when Alex first appeared as Simon Barlow, son of Chris' character Peter.
And despite the 19-year-old star's early nerves, he has settled into fatherhood and he's enjoyed making the most of lockdown by spending quality time with his daughter.
He shared: "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 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!"
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