Feb. 24, 2021 – Kevin is probably best known for his 20-year portrayal as “sex symbol” Norman (Curly) Watts in Coronation Street, the world’s longest running soap. Since leaving the cobbles, Kevin has found success starring in several West End productions, as well as travelling the world in theatre shows. Kevin currently lives on the south coast of England in Brighton, with his wife, and co-founder of Kennedy St CiO, Clare, and their two little girls, Katy May and Grace.

Kevin had a very public battle with his alcohol addiction until he entered active recovery over 20 years ago. Now an advocate of recovery, he dedicates much of his time to running a private practice, Addiction Management UK, with wife Clare, working within corporate businesses, addressing recovery in the workplace. He also volunteers in the local community, working with faith-based groups, on recovery projects, specifically supporting the homeless and marginalised groups. He is the patron of Kennedy St CiO.

Q. If you are in recovery, what was your Drug of Choice? and when did you stop using?
A. My drug of choice was more; more chocolate, more vodka, more cocaine.

Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, disease, a choice or a wicked twist of fate?
A. Definitely an illness, but the romantic devil-may-care part of me quite likes the other choices as well.

Q. Do you log on to ZOOM 12-step meetings? How often? Do you share?
A. Not a fan of zoom meetings as my attention is always drawn to something more interesting on the carpet or out the window. 



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