Street party and a special cake for Corrie star's 80th

Soap star Bill Roache has celebrated his 80th birthday with a street party on the set of the ITV1 show that has been his home for more than half a century.

William Roache presented with a birthday cake for his 80th birthday
William Roache presented with a birthday cake for his 80th birthday Credit: Joseph Scanlon/ITV/PA Wire

The actor, who plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street was presented with a cake inspired by the show's famous opening credits - a cat on a rooftop in Weatherfield.

The 80th birthday cake which was presented to William Roache on the set of Coronation Street
The 80th birthday cake which was presented to William Roache on the set of Coronation Street Credit: Joseph Scanlon/ITV/PA Wire

His character has featured on the soap since its beginning in 1960.

William Roache with other cast members
William Roache with other cast members Credit: Joseph Scanlon/ITV/PA Wire

Co-stars Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Stape), Andrew Lancel (Frank Foster) and Alison King (Carla Connor) were among the fellow stars who joined the birthday celebrations.