Liverpool comic Les Dennis to join Coronation Street

Liverpool comic Les Dennis is joining the cast of Coronation Street. Les, who for many years was the host of Family Fortunes, will play a petty criminal

Les Dennis 'thrilled' to be joining Coronation Street

Les Dennis will join the soap in March Credit: PA

Les Dennis says he is 'thrilled' to be joining the cast of Coronation Street.

He said: It has always been my favourite television programme. Mixing high drama with some of the best comedy on screen.

The Liverpool actor, currently appearing in a stage version of the best-selling crime novel The Perfect Murder, started filming on Monday and will appear on screen towards the end of March.