The veteran soap star turns 90 on 25th April 2022 and has played Ken Barlow since 1960.
As Roache turns 90, he credits playground-style games with keeping his fitness levels high.
The soap's older cast and crew members have been kept off work due to safety precautious because of the coronavirus.
'Corrie' will begin filming again next week, however, cast and crew over 70 will be absent along with those with underlying health conditions.
The 88-year-old soap star said older members of the cast will not be able to return to the set when filming resumes.
Long-standing stars of Coronation Street are reportedly being forced to take a pay cut, or risk being axed from the show.
The star reveals the heartbreaking reasons he was unable to be at his daughter's bedside.
Her on-screen Coronation Street husband today told how she was plagued by alcoholism on the set of the soap.