Mikey North injured his knee and wrist tripping over the 'Coronation Street' cobbles - just days before taking two months off from the soap.

Mikey North

Mikey North

The 31-year-old actor was shooting some sound scenes for the ITV show as his character Gary Windass but decided to act out the part "to be professional", even though he wasn't required to, but he came a cropper on one of the famous street's iconic rocks.

He said: "I fell over. 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."

Mikey's injury has coincided with his two-month break from Weatherfield, and he is already looking forward to getting stuck into some more juicy storylines upon his return.

Speaking to What's On TV magazine, he added: "I've got about two months off now.

"I'm going to go away and de-Windass for a bit, and then come back and see what's next."

But Mikey will have to watch out for the potentially-hazardous cobbles for at least another 12 months after confirming in May that he has put pen to paper on a new deal to remain on 'Corrie'.

He said: "I've just signed again for another year, so this will be my 11th year which is crazy, but it's been my best year, I'm very happy at Corrie.

"Kate [Oates] has been a great producer for Gary. She's really renewed my energy in the show.

"Gary has been much more of a central part of the show and I've been involved in some really nice storylines, culminating in the week ahead."

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