What an idiot Bill Roach is, this is possibly the biggest mistake he’s made since he gave his good friend Neil Hamilton his public support when Hamilton stood against the white suited independent Martin Bell in the 1997 General Election.
It’s very reminiscent of the remarks made by Glenn Hoddle who believed that the disabled, and others, are being punished for sins in a former life. Hoddle was forced to resign as the England Football manager in 1999 as a consequence of those remarks.
Will the Coronation Street producers stand by their man ?
Bill Roache has caused outrage by appearing to defend stars who sleep with underage girls – and claiming sex abuse victims are paying the price for their behaviour in “previous lives”.
In an astonishing TV interview, the Coronation Street star said it was easy for famous men to be “trapped” by adoring young groupies who throw themselves at them.
And he said of the victims: “If you accept that you are pure love, and if you know that you are pure love and therefore live that pure love, these things won’t happen to you.”
The remark prompted interviewer Garth Bray to ask: “To some people that sounds perhaps like you’re saying victims bring things on themselves – is that what you’re saying?”
Roache replied: “Not quite, but then yes I am, because everything that happens to us has been a result of what we have been in previous lives.”
The 80-year-old actor, who has played Corrie’s Ken Barlow for 53 years, made his bizarre comments in an explosive interview with New Zealand’s One News channel.