Justin Moorhouse joins Corrie as rival pub owner

Justin Moorhouse

Justin Moorhouse

Comedian Justin Moorhouse has joined 'Coronation Street' for a short stint as a rival pub landlord who challenges the Rovers Return's Steve McDonald to a game of cricket.

Justin Moorhouse will play a rival pub landlord in 'Coronation Street'.

The comedian-and-actor has been cast as Dean Upton, the owner of the Flying Horse pub, for a short stint to air in August.

Dean will take on fellow pub landlord Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson), who runs the cobbles' famous boozer, the Rovers Return, in a game of cricket.

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."

The comic is known for his roles in 'Phoenix Nights' and 'Looking for Eric'.

He will film his scenes for 'Corrie' prior to performing a stand-up comedy show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Meanwhile, there are unhappy times ahead for soap favourite Steve next week as he takes account of his life ahead of his 40th birthday.

While his mum Liz McDonald (Beverley Callard) and girlfriend Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) are eager to celebrate the landmark birthday, Steve is less joyful.

A source told Inside Soap magazine: "The prospect of turning 40 can be scary for anyone, but Steve takes it particularly badly. It's at times like this that people step back to assess their lives and look at what they've achieved - and poor Steve reckons he doesn't have much to show for his life."


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