One of Britain's favourite funnymen says it's a dream come true to join Coronation Street

Vic Reeves AKA Jim Moir joins cast of his Mum's favourite show Credit: PA

Coronation Street is welcoming a new face. Jim Moir also known as Vic Reeves plays Colin. Colin had a number of newsagents until his wife took them in a divorce. He wants to get them back and Jim says he's looking forward to some entertaining scenes with Norris and Mary.

Jim reveals on tonight's Granada Reports that as a child he used to watch Corrie with his Mum so it's a dream come true to join the cast - and it's made his 90 year old Mum very proud.

He says his character should provide some humour along the way.