Coronation Street fans are still reeling from the departure of Ben Price – aka Nick Tisley. But they may be comforted by the news that a new character is set to make their way onto the cobbles.

And it’s none other than funny man Vic Reeves! The 58-year-old will have a three-month guest stint on the hit soap as TV presenter Colin. On his forthcoming role he said:

“I’ve been a lifelong fan of Corrie. In fact, I think I saw the very first one. I try not to miss any episodes.

“I’m really looking forward to acting in Corrie. It’s a real thrill to be part of a British Institution.”

Coronation Street Executive Producer Kieran Roberts added: “Jim is such a well-loved entertainer and a brilliant actor so we’re thrilled he’s joining the cast of Coronation Street.”

Reeves joins a long line of comedians to make an appearance in Weatherfield including Norman Wisdom and Peter Kay.

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