Les Dennis has landed a role on “his favourite show” and is joining the cast of Coronation Street as a thief.
Les, will start filming on Monday and will appear on screen from late March with insiders saying there is a “real possibility” he will be in the soap long term.
Les will play Michael Rogers in Corrie - a petty criminal.
Les said: “I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of Coronation Street. It has always been my favourite television programme. Mixing high drama with some of the best comedy on screen.
“I’ve loved it since the beginning. I grew up watching all the amazing characters in the show . I now not only have the chance of meeting them, but also working with them. It doesn’t get better than that.”