Coronation Street star reveals ‘normal job’ he’s worked for past 16 years – despite appearing on the soap every week | The Sun

A CORONATION Street star has revealed he's had a "normal" job for 16 years – despite appearing on the soap every week.

Corrie fans will be familiar with long-time extra Dirk, played by actor Adam Blease, who works in Underworld.

But, despite being a firm show regular, Adam also works front of house at Manchester Opera House.

Adam was recently seen in a photo on the official Instagram page, as the cast of RuPaul's Drag Race visited the venue.

He said in the caption: "RuPaul's Drag Race Tour is my favourite night of the year!

"Always a fabulous company to welcome into The Opera House!"

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Witty Corrie fans previously launched a social media campaign called #DirkNotKirk to ensure people didn't confuse Dirk with lookalike character Kirk Sutherland, played by I'm a Celeb's Andy Whyment.

They also begged bosses to let the silent character finally have his say.

One person wrote on Twitter: "Dirk our silent street star has never spoke a word.

"We don’t know what he sounds like cos no-one's ever heard.

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Carrying his clipboard ‘round Underworld with pride, he gets his scripts on Monday but it’s blank on every side!"

Another said: "He could just say 'Happy Christmas'. I'm not sure if an extra doesn't have to be paid as much for only a few words."

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