Coronation Street's Andy Whyment shares birthday tribute to co-star Alan Halsall – but fans can't believe his age | The Sun

CORONATION Street star Alan Halsall has been flooded with messages from his co-stars whilst celebrating his birthday in Cyprus.

The actor – who plays Tyrone Dobbs in the ITV soap – is currently on holiday with girlfriend Tisha Merry as he turns 40 today.

Taking to Instagram to mark the occasion, Andy Whyment shared a touching message to his pal on his special day.

Best known for playing Kirk Sutherland in Corrie, the soap star shared a selection of snaps of himself and Alan to his profile.

The first photo showed the pair at a red carpet event, while another was taken on a night out together.

Another hilarious snap captured Andy and Alan dressed as green toy soldiers.

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Andy captioned the post: "Today @alanhalsall turns 40 we’ve known each other for over 30 years, I feel so lucky that I can call you my best mate my brother.

"Happy 40th Birthday have the best day. Love you bro."

Taking to the comments, Alan replied: "All the pictures and memories I have with you… and you pic that as your 1st pic."

The soap star was referring to the red carpet snap taken at the 2007 Inside Soap Awards.

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Meanwhile, many fans were left gobsmacked over Alan's age.

One commented: "No way Tyrone is 40 defo does not look it (not since the hair transplant!)."

A second wrote: "You two haven't changed hardly at all." 

Another shared: "Happy 40th. You look so young, lucky you. Have a good day."

Coronation Street star Samia Longchambon also took to Instagram to share a birthday tribute to Alan.

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The actress posted a selection of photos of herself and Alan over the years, including a throwback from their early days at Corrie.

She penned: "Couldn't not post this beauty today… have the best day my friend!

"Here's to the next 40 years of you being a legend."

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