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Alan Fletcher asked for weird advice from fans

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Alan Fletcher asked for weird advice from fans

Alan Fletcher is often mistaken for a real doctor.

The 'Neighbours' star has played womaniser Dr Karl Kennedy in the Australian soap opera for 21 years and, although he's just an actor playing a medic, he has admitted people often ask him to diagnose their embarrassing issues.

He explained: "The only time I'm asked stuff is by young men - and then they're usually asking about their nether regions."

And it looks like the 58-year-old actor is set to be bombarded with even more bizarre questions soon, as he's planning to spend more time in the UK after 'Neighbours' was given the go-ahead to air episodes in Britain, which was originally several weeks behind, at the same time as Australia.

He told Inside Soap magazine: "It's a huge deal for the cast because we're very social media-orientated in terms of promotion. So now when we do Twitter takeovers once a week, it means we're talking n sync with everyone.

"Also, our UK success is the reason 'Neighbours' has lasted so long, and it's always felt wrong to not be up to date."