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William Roache: I want to be on Coronation Street when I am 100

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Coronation Street star Bill Roache plans to be on the cobbles on his 100th birthday.

The 86-year-old, who plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, told ITV show Lorraine that he has no intention of retiring.

Roache has been on Corrie for almost 60 years.

My goal now is to be the first centenarian, the first 100-year-old, still working in a serial.

I'm very lucky to have the job. I really appreciate the job and I love it very much.

– William Roache

Asked about his immediate future, the actor said: "The new producer will have his view (on my storyline) and we will have a chat, so who knows?"

The ageing process is actually a belief system. The body renews its cells all the time ... If you slow down, the cell renewal process will slow down and its a self-fulfilling prophecy,

– William Roache

Roache also spoke about his love of meditation, saying: "It's like a tea break from life. You can leave all your worries outside.