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He revealed in his book: "I would arrive unexpectedly in Albert Square and cause births, deaths and factory fires every time I open my mouth."
The 54-year-old also said he was offered a role on Emmerdale, but admitted: "The most fascinating aspect of both offers is that somebody somewhere thought it a good idea."
As a young Manchunian, Morrissey thought he would try his fate with Coronation Street. He wrote to Granada TV suggesting he be employed as a script writer for the show, and was invited to submit a script. He said he "whipped off a word-slinger's delight wherein young take on old as a jukebox is tested in the Rovers Return".
To his disappointment, he was told his talents lie elsewhere.
An even younger Morrissey had another encounter with Coronation Street as a teenager. After accidentally stumbling onto the soap's set in Manchester, he found himself accosted by a woman bearing a bundle of scripts.
The woman enlisted the young Morrissey to appear as an extra in period drama The Stars Look Down to be filmed that weekend. His role was a tiny part involving no dialogue. "Even if you don't blink at all you will miss me", he said.