A woman who told detectives that Coronation Street star William Roache was "like an octopus" with "hands everywhere" will be cross-examined today at his trial.
She said the actor - whom she dubbed The Roache - groped her in a room at Granada Studios in Manchester after being led past the Rovers Return pub on the set.
In a video recording of her police interview played to jurors at Preston Crown Court, she said she thought she was about 14 when Roache arranged studio passes for her and her younger sister.
She said: "He came over to me and stood really close to me and put both hands on my breasts. I could see then that he was sort of hard.
"He took his right arm off and he had gone up my skirt and into my knickers. I started worrying. I knew I couldn't run.
"I told him I was on a period, which I wasn't. He asked me whether I was sure and I said 'Yeah'.
"He asked me not to say anything."
The woman added that Roache - who has played Ken Barlow since the launch of the ITV soap - also told her: "Perhaps next time."
She told the interviewing woman officer: "He was like an octopus. Hands everywhere."
Roache, 81, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, denies two counts of rapes and five counts of indecent assault involving five complainants aged 16 and under on dates between 1965 and 1971.