Coronation Street's Alan Halsall made a "proud" career announcement this week as he celebrated 25 years on the iconic soap.

The 41-year-old soap star is renowned for his role as Tyrone Dobbs, but is currently taking a break from the soap as he has undergone major surgery which will take him up to a year to recover from.

He marked a special milestone yesterday as it was his 25th anniversary since his first appearance on the show.

Read more: Coronation Street's Alan Halsall undergoes major surgery which takes up to a year to recover from

Posting to X, formerly known as Twitter: Wow! At 7:30 tonight a quarter of a century ago. I watched myself on ITV's Corrie for the 1st time."

25 years on & I still love my job just as much as I did on day 1. I am So proud to be a small part of this show.

They say time flies when you’re having fun and that saying certainly applies here!

It wasn't long before Alan was inundated with support and well wishes from his Coronation Street co-stars and fans.

One said: "Congrats Alan. That time has flown past. Here’s to another 25 plus years x Hope you are recovering well after your surgery."

Another added: "Amazing achievement Alan, you’ve seen them come and go and yet, you’re still part of the furniture, you should be proud of yourself."

A third said: "Wow where did the time go? Loved Tyrone from day one and still love him now. Brilliantly played by you. Congratulations."

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