Will Mellor has put a tracker app on his daughter's phone following concerns over police safety.

Will Mellor is taking precautions

Will Mellor is taking precautions

The 46-year-old actor - who has 18-year-old Jayden and 14-year-old Renee with his wife Michelle McSween - is fronting a new documentary series 'Cops Who Kill' on Crime+, delving into eight vile cases of police officers committing murder, including Wayne Couzens, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Sarah Everar in 2021.

After putting a tracker on his youngest daughter's device, he told OK! Magazine: "It’s so important.

"I said to her, 'I’m not spying on you but if anything happens, I know where you are.'

"I am protective of people but my kids are my world and you just want to protect innocence."

The 'Coronation Street' star also discussed the way his daughters each react to his fame, admitting while his eldest girl is more "laid-back" about his life on the spotlight, Renee isn't quite as comfortable.

He said: "Jayden is really laid-back about it all, but Renee gets quite embarrassed!

"I picked her up from school the other day and there was a group of kids waving at me frantically.

"She got in the car like, 'Drive! Drive! Drive!' She’s great at spotting when people are secretly filming and taking pictures though."

The former 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' star recently appeared on 'Strictly Come Dancing', narrowly missing out on a place in the final.

At the time, he admitted he wouldn't have got as far as he did in the competition without his wife's support.

He said: "Thanks so much to 'Strictly' for giving me the memories for my mum, my family, my sisters, my kids, and my wife Michelle who has been by my side every time I come home moaning and aching, and she is running my baths.

"Without her it would have been really tough."

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