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Coronation Street fans go wild as Robert poses topless for a calendar

Bistro boss Robert Preston was in for a surprise in tonight’s Coronation Street when he was asked to pose for a calendar.

Corrie fans went wild as the chef played by Tristan Gemmill removed his top for a shoot after a woman arrived at the restaurant saying she was impressed with his physique.

It turned out the calendar was to raise money for a cancer charity and Robert, who wanted to forget his battle with testicular cancer, was not impressed.

But Lara tweeted her support for Robert as Mr August saying: “My mum just asked where can she buy this.”

Lauren Bluemel wrote: God with pecs like his I would happily visit his restaurant was that rude of me to say.”

Shaun Eley asked on Twitter: “When is it available in shops?”

And another fan commented: “Robert made my mum happy tonight.”

Coronation Street fans go wild as Robert poses topless for a calendar

Robert stripped off

Robert was thrilled with the photos until he found out what it was for, saying he didn’t want to be defined by his illness.

The bistro boss was diagnosed last year after undergoing tests at the encouragement of his fiancee Michelle Connor and the soap was praised for raising awareness.

Coronation Street fans go wild as Robert poses topless for a calendar

Michelle and Robert try to put their problems behind them on Corrie

Worried Michelle urged him to be checked out after finding a lump. He happened to be in hospital after being run over and she took the opportunity to ask for tests.

One fan said: “As someone who went through the same battle this year, hopefully this storyline will encourage more people to check and seek help early.”

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