Alan Halsall wants to stay on 'Coronation Street' into his 70s.

Alan Halsall

Alan Halsall

The 38-year-old actor - who has played Tyrone Dobbs on the ITV soap since 1998 - would love to stay on the cobbles for another two or three decades to emulate the show's legend Bill Roache (Ken Barlow).

He told My Weekly magazine: "I appreciate every year I'm here and the more milestones I can tick off the better - 25 years, 30 years. I remember feeling privileged when I got to 20 years, it felt like such an achievement.

"I'd love to grow old in the show. With Bill Roache they have a history of a character that has been there for 60 years and I'd love to be a part of that.

"People have invested 23 years into Tyrone, as have I, and I would to see that progression and see what he is like in his 60s and 70s."

Meanwhile, Alan revealed how he and Andy Whyment - who has played Kirk Sutherland since 2000 - get together to celebrate whenever they are awarded a new 'Corrie' deal.

He added: "I'm good friends with Andy Whyment and when we get new contracts we always have a drink and celebrate, because we don't take it for granted."

Meanwhile, Alan - who has seven-year-old daughter Sienna with ex-wife and former co-star Lucy-Jo Hudson - admitted he and his character share a love for their families.

He said: "Tyrone is a devoted family man. First and foremost in his mind are his children and I identify with that 100 percent. There's no greater feeling in life."

Alan has always put his daughter before his work, because she is the biggest "joy" in his life.

He previously explained: "Being a dad changes everything and I absolutely love it. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened in my life. Sienna is just an absolute joy and she comes first and foremost every time.”