Kirk has been on Coronation Street since 2000. But who plays Kirk, when did he first arrive at Weatherfield, and who is his family?
On today’s episode of Corrie (Monday March 8), Kirk had a terrible accident at the factory when Sean’s beauty products spilled on the floor.
But what do we know about Kirk?
Kirk on Coronation Street: Who’s Playing It?
Kirk first appeared on ITV Soap in May 2000. However, he was played by a walk-in actor.
The character later reappeared in October 2000, played by Andy Whyment, who has played the role since then.
In real life, Andy is married to Mrs. Nichola and they have two children, Thomas and Hollie.
Kirk on Coronation Street: Who’s His Family?
Kirk is the son of Eric and Dot Sutherland. He was born on January 28, 1982.
He is also Maria Connor’s older brother.
The character has a relationship with Beth Tinker and is the stepfather of her son Craig Tinker.
Who was Kirk in a relationship with?
After Kirk hit the cobblestones, he quickly befriended Les Battersby. He was the best man at his wedding to Cilla Brown.
Kirk began a relationship with Cilla’s daughter Fiz. However, they finally split up in 2007.
Despite the split, Fiz and Kirk remained good friends and he is still close to their brother Chesney.
It wasn’t until a few years later that Kirk would meet the love of his life, Beth.
In 2012, Kirk offered to take Beth out on her date with a man named Dave. However, the date didn’t go well.
When it became clear he was only after one thing, Beth poured a pint on him. Kirk saw the excitement and stepped in to help.
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Dave hit him, but Beth began to fall in love with Kirk. They got engaged in 2014 and married the following year.
However, in 2016, Craig discovered that his father Darryl Parkins was a criminal and visited him in prison. He learned that Darryl and Beth were still married, invalidating her marriage to Kirk.
Although Kirk was furious, he and Beth finally made up for each other when she bought him a puppy he named Peanut.
Kirk’s music career
Kirk was currently working at the Underworld Factory. Before that, however, he did a comedy tour where he played music.
He wrote a song called “Our Souls” which he performed for his family and friends.
In 2010, the character Kirk appeared before Simon Cowell as part of an X-Factor sketch. He performed Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon and received a “yes” from all three judges.
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Coronation Street will air Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with an hour-long episode on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on ITV.
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