Coronation Street fans have slammed actor Daniel Brocklebank on Twitter for claiming he went to bed earlier to save money amid the cost of living crisis.
In a recent article, the 42-year-old soap star, who plays Billy Mehem on the show, revealed his drastic action to lower his electricity bills.
However, fans were quick to point out the star, who reportedly earned a six-figure sum for his role in the ITV series, and according to express delivery Worth a staggering £5 million.
Listen here: ‘Is he kidding?’: Coronation Street fans slam actor Daniel Brockbank after he says he goes to bed early to ‘save power’… despite being reportedly worth £8m (stock image)
The actor, who has been on the show since 2014, wrote on the social media platform: “Does anyone else find themselves going to bed earlier so they don’t have the lights on? I feel like I did when I was 8, The older kids can still be heard playing outside…”
Coronation Street actors receive annual salaries and bonuses for the episodes they appear in. Familiar faces on soap operas are said to earn around £200,000 a year, while younger stars can earn around £100,000 a year.
Fans were quick to call out the actor, with one follower commenting: “He’s kidding, £150,000 a year?”.
Big Bucks: Coronation Street actors receive annual salaries and bonuses for the episodes they appear in. Familiar faces on soap operas are said to earn around £200,000 a year, while younger stars (pictured with roles) can earn around £100,000 a year
Post: The actor wrote on the social media platform: “Does anyone else find themselves going to bed early so they don’t have the lights on? I feel like I did when I was 8 and can still hear older kids playing outside …”
While posing for the second time Daniel reported a “mouthwatering” snapshot of net worth: “OMG!”.
A third cheekily added: “If you’re watching a major TV show and can’t afford to turn on the lights, you need a better agent friend.”
A fourth wrote: “You’re worth 8 million [dollars] Oh my heart is bleeding.
Protest: Fans were quick to lash out at the actor as they tweeted their displeasure
One annoyed viewer tweeted: “Why don’t you do us all a favor and save more power instead of charging your devices so you don’t have to tweet… oh you can afford it ?”
Daniel starred in numerous television shows throughout his career and played Sam Goose in the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare’s Love.
While his salary is unknown, the soap’s top earner is veteran Jack P. Sheppard, who is thought to earn around £200,000 a year for his role as David Platt, who has played 20 years.
Simon Gregson, who has played Steve MacDonald since 1989, is thought to bring home around £160,000 a year.
Big break: Daniel (left) starred in a number of TV shows throughout his career and played Sam Goose in the Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love (pictured with co-star Joseph Fiennes)
Money bag: While Daniel’s salary is unknown, the soap opera’s top earner is veteran Jack P. Sheppard (left), whose role as David Platt is thought to earn about $20 a year million pounds, he has played for 20 years.Simon Gregson (right), who has played Steve McDonald since 1989, is thought to take home around £160,000 a year
This comes after former Corrie star Amanda Barrie revealed that when she started making the soap, she kept her sexuality a secret because she believed she would be fired if it came out – like openly gay actor Daniel.
The 86-year-old actress waited until 2003, now 67, to become bisexual out of fear it would damage her career prospects.
Amanda joined the ITV soap opera in 1981, playing the popular Alma Sedgewick, a role she played until 2001.
At the time, she was married to theater director and actor Robin Hunt, and they married in 1967. The couple separated in the mid-1980s and were still legally married when Robin died of emphysema in 2004.
Open: Coronation Street’s Amanda Barry, 86, claims she’d be fired if she came out as bi in the 80s (pictured in 2019)
Rumors of Amanda being bisexual continue to circulate although she is married to a man, Amanda told Talk Street podcast: ‘Every week I go to the office.
“They’ll say, ‘You’re coming out.’ “Am I? “Yes, they found this thing in you.” “
“I spent a fortune on my lawyers because trust me, if it happened to me at the time, they wouldn’t let me stay in Coronation Street, and I’d stand by that.
not because of them [the producers] But because of those unknown people, they would say, ‘I didn’t work with her. ”
Iconic: Amanda joined the ITV soap in 1981 as the popular Alma Sedgewick, a role she played until 2001 (1989)
Amanda went on to point out that things are very different now thanks to LGBT actors in soaps like Daniel, Anthony Cotton and Rob Mallard.
She exclaimed: “Now, I fell and I said, ‘Damn, are they opening a gay club in Coronation Street now?’
‘How is this going? How many do they have? They all came out. Why didn’t they come out when I was there? If they come out, I’m fine with so many hooks. I am ahead of the game.
Amanda – whose character was killed on the soap opera in 2001 Cervical Cancer Storyline – Reveals she’s still a big fan of the show, points out: ‘I looked at it religiously. I will catch up with the family.
MailOnline has reached out to a Coronation Street spokesperson for comment.
Lovely couple: Amanda revealed her bisexuality in her 2003 autobiography, which wasn’t a rehearsal, and married longtime partner Hilary Bonner in 2014 (pictured in 2018)