Cold Feet star John Thomson joins Coronation Street

Cold Feet star John Thomson is joining the cast of Coronation Street.

The actor and comic will play a down-on-his-luck children's entertainer called Jessie.

John, 39, will film three episodes in October but producers hope to tempt him back for a longer spell on the cobbles next year.

John Thomson

Moving in: John Thomson, with Cold Feet co-star Kimberly Joseph, is set to join Coronation Street

A Street spokesman said: 'We are delighted that John is joining the show. John is a fantastic comedy actor and is perfect for the part of Jessie.'

 His episodes are due to be seen on screen in mid-December with New Street Law and The Fast Show star John also appearing as a regular character in the new series of ITV1 drama Kingdom.

He follows in the footsteps of other comedians appearing in Weatherfield, including Peter Kay and Roy Hudd.

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