Louis Emerick is to join the cast of Coronation Street as a former school teacher of Steve McDonald.
Liverpool born Louis will first appear as Mike Thornberry next month when he turns up in the Rovers and takes a shine to Liz McDonald.
Steve is unimpressed when Liz starts flirting with Mike, and horrified when she suggests he might be able to give his old teacher a job driving a cab.
Former Brookside and Last of the Summer Wine actor Louis begins filming next week and will be on screen initially for a few months.
"I am chuffed to bits to be joining the cast of Corrie, I first appeared in the show in 1986 as a delivery man, it’s only taken me 32 years to be invited back!
"I can’t wait to start working alongside Simon and Beverly who I have known for years, it’s going to be a lot of fun."