Former Hollyoaks star Ray Quinn worked as a carpet maker after the actors’ roles dried up.
The ex-Brookside actor has revealed how he put food on the table for his family with his new tough grafting job.
Ray has followed in the footsteps of his late father, who was a carpet maker all his life.
Ray was now working with his carpeted brothers and announced that he had told his father of his plans before his death last year.
Ray said how his father laughed when he found out, and related how he even wore his father’s uniform as a tribute.
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“When I started, I actually went to work in my father’s old uniform,” he told the mirror.
“He always said that you can work your way out of anything; To keep your head up – and I did. “
Ray added, “It’s been a tough year. The industry stopped. Then I lost my father to cancer in November. He was told he had up to eight months to live and he died six weeks later. I have days when I really miss him. He was my best friend. “
Ray Quinn takes a normal job after the actors’ roles dry up
X-Factor Star Ray previously worked as a Hermes delivery driver during the lockdown.
A source said The sun: “Times are tough and nobody can be smart at work. Ray is a die-hard boy and of course loves to be on the move, to do things, and to see people.
It’s been a tough year. The industry stopped. Then I lost my father to cancer.
“He was afraid he would be bored, so he applied for a job at Hermes and has been dropping off parcels ever since.
“It kept him busy and he’s very popular – especially with fans who want a selfie. It’s great that he is doing this – more and more people will follow suit. “
However, Ray recently opened for ED! about his hopes for a “better future without the pandemic”.
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Commenting on his hopes for the future, he added: “I would also like to do a movie, more soap, another album.
“I’m a dreamer, many different ideas come to mind every day.
“I think maybe I can do this or that. But maybe it’s just an independent fear that sets in. “
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