William Roache is aiming to “make somebody’s day” by offering fans the chance to get a personalised video message recorded from him.
Roache, who is of course most well-known for playing Coronation Street’s longest-standing character Ken Barlow and has been a regular on the cobbles since the first episode aired back in 1960, has recently signed up to Celebrity Video Messages as a way of connecting with fans.
Celebrity VM announced that Roache had joined its roster of celebs in a post on social media last week and shared a short accompanying video of the actor.
In the video explaining why he has chosen to join Celebrity VM, William Roache said: “People often come up to me and say, ‘Oh hello, would you give a good word to my girlfriend?’ or ‘Wish my mother a happy birthday!’ and you know something?
“I’ll always do it because I find it wonderful to be part of making somebody’s day.”
According to the Celebrity VM website, a personalised video message or ‘virtual hug’ is a “great way for fans and celebrities to connect”.
They’re “great as gifts for birthdays, weddings, personal connections and much more” and as Bill puts it himself, you can “make somebody’s day” with just a short message.
Celebrity VM also adds that it’s best to “enter detail such as interests, hobbies, hometown, birthday, age etc” so that Roache can make the video “as interesting and personalised as possible”, and you can even send off a picture of the message recipient so that Roache can see who the message is for while he’s recording.
A “customised, personalised and unique” video message from William Roache will set you back £35 and the videos are said to usually be recorded within 4-7 days and completed within 1-2 weeks.
You can cancel your request and receive an automatic refund at anytime.
If you know someone in need of a ‘virtual hug’ from Ken Barlow, visit the Celebrity VM website here.