Speaking to Inside Soap earlier this year, actor Jack P Shepherd joked that his son in the ITV is similar to how his character David used to be.
He commented: “I suppose Max is getting the storylines that I used to get as a kid, and I’m sort of playing out Gail’s storylines now!
“But what an amazing achievement to be turning into Gail, because she’s one of the best-loved characters in the whole show.
“She’s second on the all-time amount of episode counts, just behind Bill Roache [who plays Coronation Street’s longest serving resident, Ken Barlow], which is great. So, to be compared to Gail is a huge honour in my eyes.”
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8pm on ITV.