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First look at comedian Vic Reeves as he joins Coronation Street

Exciting times as the comedian makes his cobbles debut!

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Here is your first look at comedian Vic Reeves in his new role as TV presenter, Colin, in Coronation Street.

It’s Vic Reeves! Or is it Jim Moir? (credit: ITV)

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Colin arrives on the cobbles to build a bond with Mary Taylor and Norris Cole who are pretending to be married to win a trip around the globe.

But the friends aren’t really on the scam, Norris was trying to win the prize so Mary could visit her son, Jude, in South Africa.

Vic, who will be appearing under his real name – Jim Moir – has held a lifelong ambition to appear in his favourite show, allegedly first approaching producers two years ago.

He’ll make his debut in the next few months, with an initial 20 episode run – just goes to show, if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Jim’s story arch will centre around Mary and Norris’ entry into the Mr & Mrs competition and will result in them having to get married for real, to stay in the game.

Jim loved his first day on set (credit: Jim Moir/Twitter)

A TV show gets in touch, interested in Norris and Mary’s story and Jim arrives as Colin, the presenter who’s there to get to know his stars.

Speaking at the time of his casting, Jim said: “I’ve been a lifelong fan of Corrie. In fact, I think I saw the very first one.

“I try not to miss any episodes. I’m really looking forward to acting in Corrie. It’s a real thrill to be part of a British Institution.”

Corrie bosses confused fans when they posted the photo of Jim on Twitter, as no one really had a clue who Jim Moir was.

Baffled viewers took to Twitter to say that they’re new signing looked a lot like light entertainer, Vic Reeves.

Jim, or Vic if you prefer, is best known for his work with comedy partner, Bob Mortimer. The pair hosted shows such as Shooting Stars and Vic and Bob’s House of Fools.

Jim seemed to enjoy his first day on set, sharing pictures with his Twitter followers. He said that everyone had been really welcoming and also shared a shot of Nancy FaceTiming him on set.

Jim shared the moment with his missus (credit: Jim Moir/ Twitter)

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We can’t wait to see him on screen now!