Chris Fountain lands Corrie role
Ex-Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain has nabbed a role in Coronation Street - as the grandson of Jack and Vera Duckworth.
The hunky actor, who is also known for being a Dancing On Ice runner-up, will play Tommy Duckworth, a character last seen in 2000.
Brought up by his grandparents after the death of his mum Lisa Horton, Terry's son Tommy - who was last played by Joseph Aston - has been living in Blackpool.
Now grown up, he arrives on the cobbles next year, unaware his granddad Jack (Bill Tarmey) is dead.
Soap bosses say his quick and easy charm means he is fast accepted into the community.
Chris begins filming in the New Year and hits screens in March.
He said: "I'm delighted to be joining Coronation Street, especially as I'm playing a Duckworth. I'm looking forward to upholding one of the most celebrated names in soap. I can't wait to start filming in the New Year."
Producer Phil Collinson said: "I have long admired Chris, right back to his first appearance on our screens as a young boy in Red Production Company's Bob And Rose. He has the perfect balance of looks and charm and will, I am sure, create a brilliant successor to Jack. The ladies of Weatherfield had better watch out!"