(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Last month it was announced by the official Coronation Street website at itv.com/corrie that actors Chris Gascoyne (Peter Barlow) and Alison King (Carla Connor) would be taking a four month break from Coronation Street. Today, Digital Spy report that Chris Gascoyne will be away for not four months, but six.
Chris spoke to Digital Spy about the reasons for the half-year break from Corrie. Questioned over whether he had planned the hiatus for long, Chris replied: "No, not really. Things just snowball on. You don't get a rest because there's no end to this show and when you have got big storyline after big storyline you get very tired and you're not really on top of your work. So much so I just needed a break to refresh myself and then come back and I'll be fine."
Of how he will spend his time away from filming, the 44-year-old father-of-three added: "There'll be a bit of family time and just time to have a normal life really."
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