CORONATION Street’s Sam Retford deleted Facebook and Twitter after seeing people impersonating him to arrange get-togethers.
The actor – who plays Curtis Delamere – revealed the pitfalls of becoming famous after joining the ITV soap earlier this year.
Corrie’s Sam Retford’s terrifying warning after ‘dangerous’ imposters tried to lure fans into meeting
The actor plays Curtis Delamere on the ITV soap
Sam, 22, issued a terrifying warning after “dangerous” imposters tried to lure his fans into meeting up by pretending to be him.
He said: “I’m not very present on social media other than Instagram. It’s a place for me to post pictures of me – with trees.
“I got rid of Facebook and Twitter. It’s negative and takes a very strong-minded person to confront that every day.
“I had incidents of people organising to meet up with a fake me – that could be dangerous.”
The actor described how other obsessed trolls have dragged him into arguments or tried to wind him up on social media for attention.
“Messages come in and go from being complimentary, when they see you’re not engaging, then it becomes malicious. You can see it’s there to spark a reaction,” he told Daily Star.
“A lot of these people are doing this to get attention.”
Corrie fans have been heartbroken seeing Sam’s character battling a health condition while dating Steve McDonald’s daughter Emma.
The medical student broke up with Emma instead of telling her the truth about his life-threatening condition in May.
Sam revealed Curtis’ health woes will put a strain on their relationship in the coming months.
He said: “There’s continued turbulence like we’ve seen already.
“Emma never seems to get an easy ride.
“With his condition as it is at the moment, to balance that and a booming relationship, is always going to be difficult.
“There’s lots to come, which is exciting.
“It’s a Game Of Thrones moment waiting for the script to come in.”
The young actor was born in Australia before moving to Cheshire with his family
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