Coronation Street's Joe Duttine: Show bosses would be crazy to split Tim and Sally up

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Joe Duttine and Sally Dynevor, who play Corrie's Tim and Sally Metcalfe credit:Bang Showbiz
Joe Duttine and Sally Dynevor, who play Corrie's Tim and Sally Metcalfe credit:Bang Showbiz

Joe Duttine thinks 'Coronation Street' bosses would be "crazy" to split Tim and Sally Metcalfe up.

The 51-year-old actor - who has played Tim since joining the ITV soap in 2010 - is enjoying playing out his current hard-hitting plot, which sees Tim try to hide his impotence from his wife (Sally Dynevor), because it "challenges" their relationship without the need for an affair.

He said: “I thought this storyline was great, I loved it when I was first told about it. I thought it was a brilliant storyline because it is taken seriously but has a mix of the 'Corrie' comedy as well.

“I didn’t think it would spell the end of Tim and Sally because I think they would be crazy to split them up but I think it’s a good way to challenge their relationship and create drama and conflict between the two of them without anyone having an affair.

“It’s a great idea to see how their relationship works through something so intimate and personal as this considering how sexually active they are.”

Tim resorts to buying over the counter erectile dysfunction tablets instead of getting prescribed Viagra from a doctor, because he's too embarrassed, despite suffering from a major heart condition.

Joe added: “Tim feels like going to the doctor and being prescribed Viagra is far too embarrassing and humiliating for him. Sally and Tim are very sexually active so he feels a certain pressure from the relationship but he feels like he can deal with this problem on his own. Tim hovers over the caption that warns about heart conditions so he is aware of the dangers but skips over it.”

This is not be the first time Tim has hidden a health condition from his wife.

ITV viewers previously saw Tim mask his heart condition from Sally, which ended in triple bypass surgery, letting her believe he was having an affair with nurse Aggie Bailey (Lorna Laidlaw) instead.

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