Paddy McGuinness lands guest role in Coronation Street

Paddy McGuinness has landed a guest role in 'Coronation Street' and will play wilderness survival enthusiast and Bear Grylls wannabe Dougie Ryan in the ITV soap

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Paddy McGuinness is to make a guest appearance in 'Coronation Street'.

The 'Take Me Out' host - who starred alongside Peter Kay in the sitcom 'Phoenix Nights' - is set to join the ITV soap as wilderness survival enthusiast Dougie Ryan in six episodes later this year.

He said: "Being asked to appear in 'Coronation Street' was a very special moment to me. I remember Peter telling me how much he enjoyed his guest spot on the show and I can't wait to get started. An iconic and much loved show not just in the UK but around the world. The character I'll be playing is very funny and I'm sure the corrie fans will love them."

Dougie will meet up with the Tinkers and Dobbs on a camping holiday and put Kirk, Beth, Chesney, Sinead and Tyrone through their paces as he shames the men with his knowledge about all things outdoors.

Dougie won't be on his own, however, with his daughter Caitlin set to strike up an unlikely friendship with the loveable Craig Tinker.

The 41-year-old comedian is set to begin filming on location next month with his episodes scheduled to air in August.

'Corrie' producer Stuart Blackburn said: "It's an absolute delight to be working with Paddy who is a talented actor with a flair for comedy that will ensure he fits right in with the 'Corrie' cast."

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