CORRIE and The Bill star Andrew Lancel has been declared bankrupt after failing to pay off a large tax bill.
The star, who played Frank Foster in the popular soap, failed to keep on top of his tax affairs.Andrew Lancel played Frank Foster on Coronation Street[/caption]
Lancel, 53, was declared broke under his real name Andrew Charles Watkinson.
The actor was forced to spend big money on legal fees in a trial over child abuse claims in 2013.
He was found not guilty of four counts of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy, but had to cover legal costs from his own pocket.
Coronation Street suffered a torrid time during this period.
Veteran Bill Roache was cleared of raping teenage girls andwas acquitted of sexual offences against a teenager, all within several months of each other.