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Comic 'thrilled' at his new role on Coronation Street.

COMIC Vic Reeves has confirmed his starring role in Coronation Street, describing his signing as a "thrill". The 58-year-old, famous for his comedy partnership with Bob Mortimer, will play television presenter Colin on the ITV soap.

The avid Corrie viewer will begin filming a three-month stint in July and will make his debut in late summer.

Reeves, real name Jim Moir, 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 said: "Jim is such a wellloved entertainer and a brilliant actor so we're thrilled he's joining the cast of Coronation Street."

His TV presenter character comes to Weatherfield to film with Norris Cole (Malcolm Hebden) and Mary Taylor (Patti Clare) after they are chosen to make an appearance on his show.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 23, 2017
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