Hollyoaks and No Offence star Will Mellor is to join the cast of Coronation Street.
Mellor, also well known for Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, will join the ITV soap as drugs lord Harvey.
Stockport-born Mellor said: “I’m honoured to be asked to come into Coronation Street, it’s such an iconic show and has been a huge part of my family life.
“When I started acting 32 years ago it was my mum’s dream for me to be in Corrie so I’m happy to finally be able to make it come true. It’s a Manchester institution and as a Manchester actor this is definitely a box ticked.”
Producer Iain MacLeod added: “I am so excited to welcome Will into our world. He is a fantastic actor who has thrown himself heart and soul into making his character as terrifyingly real as possible.”