Mark Moraghan joins Coronation Street as Eileen's man

Mark Moraghan has joined 'Coronation Street' as Aidan, the new love interest for character Eileen Grimshaw

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Mark Moraghan

Mark Moraghan has joined the cast of 'Coronation Street' as a love interest for Eileen Grimshaw.

The former 'Brookside' star will play new character Aidan who meets unlucky-in-love Eileen (Sue Cleaver) when she decides to try internet dating to aid her desperate search to find a man to share her life with.

Mark has already filmed his first scenes in Weatherfield and has loved his first experiences of the cobbles.

He posted on Twitter: "And so to bed. 500 mile round trip drive today for a pint in The Rovers. Can't beat Newton & Ridley Thank's for all your good wishes Night (sic)"

Mark will first appear as Aidan on TV screens in April an he will be in the show for a least a few months, a 'Corrie' spokesperson has confirmed.

As well as portraying Greg Shadwick in defunct soap 'Brookside', Mark has also played Ray Wyatt in 'Dream Team', Owen Davies in 'Holby City' and is the current narrator for children's TV show 'Thomas & Friends'.

Eileen's last relationship was with fireman Paul Kershaw (Tony Hirst) but they split after a series of rows about his dangerous job and a feud he had with her friend Lloyd Mullaney (Craig Charles).

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