Ted Robbins joins Coronation Street

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BBC Radio Lancashire host Ted Robbins has landed a plum role on Coronation Street.

The former Phoenix Nights star will appear as rogue Brendan, Mary’s love interest, it was announced this week.

The Coronation Street Twitter feed revealed: “Mary will be a mistress in a love affair and we’ve cast Ted Robbins as her love interest, Brendan!”

Comedian Ted, who suffered a heart attack on stage during the Phoenix Nights touring show, did a “fantastic” audition to win the part, said Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn. The ITV1 show is also planning a live episode to mark its 60th year.