ITV Coronation Street’s Dylan Wilson thanks ‘mentor’ and co-star after update about real-life twin

Dylan Wilson actor Liam McCheyne celebrated his 17th birthday over the weekend, with the Coronation Street star’s on-screen dad on hand to offer some sage advice

After posting a heartfelt social media update, Liam McCheyne praised one of his Coronation Street co-stars for all of their “help and advice”.

The 17-year-old, who portrays Dylan Wilson on the ITV soap opera, celebrated his birthday on social media this past weekend by honouring his twin brother Connor McCheyne with a collection of old photos that he posted with his 8,148 followers. “17 years of sharing a birthday with @connormccheyne never a day where we’re not laughing,” Liam said in the caption of several photos of himself and Connor from their early years. Connor was also a cast member of Corrie.

“Even though our paths and ideas differ, we can always rely on the same person.” Liam went on, “I wouldn’t have it any other way. “We’re going to write another chapter. Chapter Seventeen! Cheers to yet another incredible year.”

Liam McCheyne shared some throwback snaps as he marked his 17th birthday online over the weekend ( Image: Instagram)
Dylan Wilson and his twin first appeared on Coronation Street back in 2011 ( Image: Instagram)

Well wishes for the twins were showered into Liam’s comments from Corrie stars from the past and present, with on-screen father Anthony Cotton leading the way. In Weatherfield’s cobblestone streets, Anthony portrays Dylan’s father Sean Tully. He wished the birthday boys a happy 17th birthday, saying, “To @liammccheyne and his twin @connormccheyne.” I’ve known them for the most of their lives, so I find it hilarious that Liam is still playing Dylan all these years later. Extremely pleased with the two of them! Kids, make the most of your time since it flies.”

After his co-star made a thoughtful remark, Liam, who made his Corrie debut in 2011, responded to Anthony informing his on-screen father, “1 in a million.” The finest mentor I could have ever hoped for; maybe, one day, all of your guidance and assistance will be rewarded. I’m always grateful.

Liam and his twin brother Connor have portrayed Dylan in the past; last year, Liam said that he got the part on the popular serial opera as a “total fluke”. “The wait was lengthy, but it was worthwhile. Resuming his position in November, he told the Daily Star, “It’s been great to be back.”

He continued to explain how he ended up portraying Dylan, recounting how he and his brother were able to secure an audition thanks to a neighbour who was doing work experience at a nearby agency. “My neighbour across the road was on work experience for a local agency and she asked my mum if we would want to go and do an audition for her,” he said. “She said even if we didn’t get it, it would help her with her work experience.”

Everyone assumed Liam and his twin would be too afraid to continue, but Liam said that once the audition began, they “were like totally different children,” displaying their newly discovered confidence. Liam discovered that acting was his secret passion, whereas Connor made the decision to give up on acting. After discovering his love two years ago, he decided he wanted to be an actor “forever” and has since been in a number of other productions, including The Bay and Last Tango in Halifax.

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