CORRIE and The Bill star Andrew Lancel has been declared bankrupt after failing to pay a huge tax debt.
The star, who played Frank Foster on the popular soap, failed to keep on top of his tax affairs.
HMRC was named as a plaintiff in the Supreme Court and sources have revealed the actor’s outstanding bill was “a significant five-figure sum”.
Lancel, 53, was declared bankrupt under his real name, Andrew Charles Watkinson.
He also played the role of Detective Inspector Neil Manson on the long-running ITV cop series The Bill for eight years.
The actor had to spend a lot of money on legal fees in a child abuse trial in 2013.
He was found not guilty of four counts of indecent violence against a 15-year-old boy, but had to pay legal fees out of his own pocket.
Coronation Street was going through a tough time during this time.
Veteran Bill Roache was acquitted of raping teenage girlswas acquitted of sex crimes against a teenager, all within a few months of each other.