'If he resorts to his old behaviour, I'd cut if off': Corrie star Bill Roache's new girlfriend warns him over love rat past
07:36 GMT, 16 April 2012
He shocked fans recently when he revealed he had slept with over 1,000 women.
But Coronation Street star Bill Roache has been warned by new girlfriend Emma Jesson against returning to his former womanising ways.
Weathergirl Emma Jesson, 43, joked she would 'cut if off' if the 79-year-old actor ever cheated on her.
Happy together: Coronation Street star Bill Roache and his new girlfriend Emma Jesson speak about their age gap romance
Speaking about finding love again after the sudden death of his second wife Sara in 2009, the soap star is feeling blissfully happy.
Read the full interview in Hello! magazine on sale now
Speaking in the new issue of Hello! magazine, Jesson claimed she and her older lover were 'kindred spirits'.
She explained: 'He did sleep with a lot of girls, but that was back in the 1960s.
'If he was like that now, I wouldn't be with him. And if he did resort to his old behaviour, I'd cut it off.'
Despite Roache's wild youth, his life with Jesson is a lot calmer these days.
She said: 'Our lives are so busy that relaxing at
home is our ultimate treat. While Bill learns his lines or listens to
the cricket, I read a book or prepare a meal.
'We feel completely at ease
with each other. He doesn't look or behave like an 80-year-old. To me,
he's still young.'
Roache, who has played Ken Barlow since 1960, said it was important to him that his four children approved of Jesson, particularly his two with Sara.
He said: 'I would do nothing, nothing that would ever harm or upset my children.
'Emma understood all that.'
Read the full interview in Hello! magazine on sale now.
Soap stalwart: Roache as Ken Barlow in a scene from Corrie with on-screen wife Deirdre (Anne Kirkbride)