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Corrie's Bill Roache clears mega-tax bill after avoiding second bankruptcy

Mark Jefferies, William Warnes, 6/10/2024Coronation Street star Bill Roache, who has played Ken Barlow for over 60 years, has settled his tax bill with HMRC, avoiding a second bankruptcy. The 92-year-old actor, reportedly the highest-paid cast member, did not attend the hearing where the case was dismissed. Roache had previously faced a significant tax bill after investing in a £500 million tax avoidance scheme.