Tristan Gemmill managed to make a name for himself in the British soap opera world thanks to his role as Robert Preston on Coronation Street and on the hit show Casualty but it looks like the actor had different plans for his future. In fact, Tristan says that he once auditioned for the hit Australian soap Home and Away, as he wanted to launch his career Down Under many years ago.
Speaking to Britain’s This Morning show, Tristan said that his family actually moved to Australia when he was just five years old. He ended up moving back to England on his own when he was 25. But before then he was hoping to make it big in Australia. But because things didn’t work out for him, he ended up moving back home.
He said, “I did an audition for the policeman on Home and Away,” before quipping “that’s why I’m here!”
Tristan also said that everything is turning upside down for his character Robert on Coronation Street. That’s because his lying, cheating past has been revealed.
He explained, “The producers and writers are trying to do a bit more of that, push it to the darker side. That’s what they’ve done with the Bethany plot for example.”
For Coronation Street fans, they are just happy to see Tristan where he is now. Of course, things would have been very different if he would have been offered a role on Home and Away!
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