Funnyman Justin Moorhouse is joining the cast of Coronation Street.
The actor and comedian, who has appeared in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and Looking for Eric, has signed a deal that will see him play a character called Dean Upton.
Dean is the landlord of another Weatherfield pub called The Flying Horse.
And fans will see him go to war with Rovers Return boss Steve McDonald when they take part in a pub cricket match.
Talking about joining the show, Justin said: “I’m delighted to be treading the cobbles. It’s always been a dream of mine to appear in the Rovers Return, even though as Dean, landlord of the Flying Horse, I feel like I’m a spy!”
Corrie fans will see Dean crash onto the cobbles in August.