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Emmerdale and Crowning Street star Costs Ward became shipment driver throughout pandemic

Emmerdale and Crowning Street star Costs Ward became shipment driver throughout pandemic
Coronation Street star Bill Ward has revealed that he became a Tesco delivery driver during the Covid-19 pandemic. The actor — best known for portraying Charlie Stubbs in the ITV soap — was touring The Glee Club when the first national lockdown was announced in March. Speaking to Bristol Live, Bill — who also famously…

Crowning Street star Bill Ward has exposed that he became a Tesco shipment motorist throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The actor– best understood for depicting Charlie Stubbs in the ITV soap– was touring The Glee Club when the first nationwide lockdown was revealed in March.

Speaking With Bristol Live, Expense– who likewise notoriously played James Barton in Emmerdale— exposed that he, like lots of other actors, decided to explore other avenues of work when he understood that the pandemic ‘wasn’t disappearing’.

‘ Towards the end of May it started to end up being clear that the pandemic wasn’t going away,’ stated Costs, ‘And if anything it was going to get worse.

‘ That’s when you take a look at the remainder of the year ahead and think: “Okay, I require to earn a living this year; how are we going to do that as a household?”

‘ My partner and I started doing things we wouldn’t generally be able to do as much of, and for me one of those things has actually been giving photography speak to video camera clubs over Zoom.

‘ I’ve also taught in drama schools and movie schools, composed for photography magazines and done a few little bits of voiceover work for Channel 5.

‘ But on top of that you require some type of routine income, so I have actually been a delivery chauffeur for Tesco because completion of May, doing around 30 hours a week.’

Bill understands the reality that his experience is by no means uncommon.He added: ‘With theatres shut for such a long time it affects the entire ecology of our work.

‘ It’s been really tough to earn a living from acting this year.

‘ Many actors and others behind the scenes have been as similarly impacted this year, and as we’re all freelancers it means we can’t be furloughed or get self-employment income support scheme.

” It’s a case of doing whatever you can to earn money, and it becomes part of the factor I wished to do something to support the theatre industry.’

Expense utilized his photography talents to launch a book– one which raises funds for the Theatres Trust.

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