Kel Allen clears up rumour
Corrie’s Kel Allen has been forced to clear up rumour she’s in her 20s – despite playing mum of 16-year-old.
On the soap, Kel plays Laura Neelan, a tragic mum to a 16-year-old, but fans have been astounded after it was claimed the actress could be just 29 years old.
It was claimed online that she was born in 1992, meaning that she would be either 29 or 30 years old this year.
This has shocked fans and they took to Twitter to express their surprise at her age, with one writing: “If she is 28 then she’s young to be playing the mother of a teenage daughter!”
While another commented: “I’ve only recently found out that Kel Allen who plays Laura is only 28 years old. I thought that she was much older than that.”
Kel was then left clearing up the confusion and revealed that her name had been mixed up with paralympian Kelly Allen – and that she wasn’t in her 20s.
She said: “Some fun facts about moi…
“I’m not 28, throw on another decade! I’m proud to be rocking it for the nana crew! FYI… I’m not a nana, just close to middle age. It’s a northern expression of speech.
“Let’s do the math, Laura would have given birth to Kelly at the age of 11.
“I never lost an arm in a canoeing accident… touch wood! I’m not an Olympian… if only!
“The moral of the story… don’t believe everything you read! Happy Sunday to you.”