YORK actor Andrew Dunn cannot go to the supermarket without being hailed by shoppers for his performance in Coronation Street last week.

Andrew, 49, who lives near York Hospital, starred in four episodes as Roger, the plumber who whisked Janice Battersby (Vicky Entwistle) off to France.

He said: "I've had quite a lot of reaction from people in York - even in Sainsbury's people have been congratulating me."

But the veteran soap star, who has also appeared in Holby City and Heartbeat, said he did not like watching himself on TV.

He said: "I never like watching myself. How people see you on the screen is not how you see yourself. You don't realise you look the way you do. But it seems to have gone down quite well.

"I was pleased, but I'm never 100 per cent. I'm always thinking I could have done something better. When you're doing the filming, you don't really have much time to think about it, you just do it."

Andrew's stint on the Street has gone down well with his family too.

He said: "My wife's been very supportive throughout my time on the screen. She would have told me if I wasn't any good. My son watched me as well. He didn't say much as he's only 11. I don't know what he thinks about it really."

Andrew said the way the scriptwriters had written Roger's scenes meant his character could be viewed in two ways.

He said: "He could be a smarmy con-artist, or he could be a nice guy. You just don't know anything about him. They set him up as a character very nicely."

The actor thinks Janice has fallen for the quirky charm of Roger.

He said: "I think she's fallen for him, otherwise she wouldn't have gone with him to France. But we'll see when she comes back."

Writers of the show are set to decide at the end of this month whether Roger will return to the Street.