Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Pretty Boy LLyod

From Johnnie B....

Charles Craig has been suspended from Corrie after alleged drug charges.

Actor Craig Charles has been suspended from ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street following allegations of drug taking.
And the BBC said Charles would not host his radio show on 6 Music while managers talk to him about the claims.

The Daily Mirror alleged that pictures in the newspaper showed the 41-year-old smoking crack cocaine. It said it would make information available to police.

Charles plays cab driver Lloyd Mullaney in Coronation Street. A spokeswoman for the soap said the actor had no comment.

"No immediate decision has been taken on the length of the suspension as further inquiries need to be made," she said.

Radio show

The Mirror claims that the drug taking took place while the married father-of-three was being driven from London to Manchester.

Charles presents a funk show on the BBC's digital radio station 6 Music every Friday and Saturday evening.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that Craig will not be presenting his show while we are talking to him about these allegations."

Charles found fame in the BBC Two sitcom Red Dwarf and hosted the channel's Robot Wars. He joined Coronation Street last year.

He spent several months in prison in 1994 awaiting trial on a rape charge but was cleared in February 1995.

PFD, the agency that represents Charles, declined to comment.

From BBC


John said...

I don't what it is that prompts a successful actor to go on these drug binges besides, I guess, being fun.

If I was a famous actor with a cool job, I don't think I'd ever want to get stoned because I'd be enjoying the life too much to risk losing it all to an addiction.

Of course, these people may have pressures I'm not considering and to deal with them, they turn to booze and drugs.

I don't think I'd ever go down that road - but just to be sure, I'd be willing to give it a try, so if anyone from Grenada wants to cast me on the show, call me. Then I can do a proper study on the true effects of fame and wealth.

John said...

And by Grenada, I mean Granada. One is a country, the other is a TV studio.

missusmac said...

John, an addled drug taker would never know the difference between the two!

I think that makes you excellent star material.

Jacqueline said...

Yeah, I didn't even noticed until you pointed it out.

Now, back to my crank.

Anonymous said...

Looks like it's official, Pretty Boy Lloyd has been sacked from Corrie.

missusmac said...

Here is a link to a recent story. Looks like he's been suspended for a while, anyway.

Hey, do you think he and Dev hung out after hours? Any news about Jimmi's rehab?


Anonymous said...

Who is Charles Craig?
Not to sound like a not-knowing wanna-be,but I never knew their names.
Is it Lloyd?