They’ve seen Peter Kay, Norman Knowledge and Sir Ian McKellen. Now Corrie’s cobbles are to play host to a different well-known face – comic Vic Reeves.
The 58-year-old funnyman is to understand a long-held ambition of getting a task in ITV’s Coronation Avenue.
Reeves – actual title Jim Moir – will play a TV presenter known as Colin who involves Weatherfield to movie.
Vic, identified for his partnership with Bob Mortimer, mentioned it was “an actual thrill to be a part of a British establishment.”
“I have been a life-long fan of Corrie,” he mentioned in an announcement. “In truth, I believe I noticed the very first one. I strive to not miss any episodes.”
Finest identified for such BBC comedy exhibits as Capturing Stars and Home of Fools, Reeves has made occasional performing appearances in such dramas as Marple and Inspector George Gently.
Kieran Roberts, Coronation Avenue’s govt producer, mentioned the present was “thrilled” to be welcoming “such a well-loved entertainer and a superb actor”.
Reeves’ position will see him work together with common characters Norris Cole and Mary Taylor after they’re chosen to make an look on Colin’s present.
He’ll start filming a three-month stint in July and can seem on display screen from late summer season onwards.
In 2015 Reeves instructed the Radio Occasions it “would make his life full” to have a task on the long-running cleaning soap.
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