By day he works in a university sports centre, but when he is not on duty Preston dad Paul Stenton has an extra job.. literally.
And the spotlight is about to shine on the budding actor.
The University of Central Lancashire employee will tread the famous Coronation Street cobbles next week after beingpicked to star in a dramatic fight scene with Craig Charles.
Paul, from Ashton, is duty sports manager at Uclan’s Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre.
He will play the part of racist thug Mark who threatens Lloyd Mullaney, played by Charles, while on a lads’ night out.
Mark’s altercation with Lloyd will show Paul in six scenes on Monday as his character grabs Lloyd by his collar after a row breaks out.
The scene is the latest in a racist storyline involving Lloyd.
Paul, 45, said: “I took part in a few physical scenes with the characters Lloyd and Paul that involved grabbing and wrestling against a wall. I spent two days on set and it was great fun playing in scenes with lots of drama and tension. I’m looking forward to seeing it on screen.”
The married father-of-one is no stranger to the cobbled streets of Weatherfield.
He played the part of a prison officer in 2003 when Les Battersby was jailed.
Paul has also appeared in Emmerdale, Wire in the Blood and Hollyoaks to name a few as well as having a list of TV commercials and theatre performances to his name.
He has been acting for the last 10 years after studying for a BTEC in performing arts at Preston College.
He went on to complete an acting degree at Salford University and joining an acting agency.
Paul has worked at UClan throughout this time is besides being a duty officer at the new sports centre who also takes exercise classes for staff and students.
He said: “Being a fitness instructor is quite similar to acting really.
Teaching a class is a performance with an interactive audience so I always really enjoy my work.”