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Thursday 6th August 2020

Coronation Street fans LOVED seeing 'legend' actor Victor McGuire in guest role

He played Jack Boswell in Bread!

Viewers of Coronation Street thought Christmas had come early last night, when a "legendary" TV actor appeared on the cobbles - wearing a Santa Claus hat no less!

On Wednesday (December 11), fans of the ITV soap were thrilled to recognise Victor McGuire in a surprise cameo.

Did you recognise Victor McGuire from his previous TV roles? (Credit: ITV)

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Victor, who is perhaps most famous for his role as Jack Boswell in Bread, was seen in Dev's corner shop and fans were quick to comment on his star turn on Twitter.

Legend Vic McGuire in Corrie.

One tweeted: "Brilliant seeing Victor McGuire from Bread in Dev's shop on @itvcorrie."

Another said: "What a legend @vicmcguire64 in Corrie. Loved him in Bread and Goodnight Sweetheart."

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A third added: "It's Victor McGuire, aka Ron from Goodnight Sweetheart and Jack Boswell from Bread."

"He was also in Trollied," pointed out another fan.

In fact, 55-year-old Victor has been acting since 1983 and starred as Mike in Brookside, Gary in the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Shaun Carter in Peak Practice.

He's also popped up in countless other TV shows, including Casualty, Doctors, Chernobyl, Shakespeare and Hathaway, and Heartbeat.

Victor has popped up as Big Garth in the ITV soap before (Credit: ITV)

It's not the first time Victor has appeared in Coronation Street, either.

He first appeared in February as market trader Big Garth.

After Paul Foreman stole a diamond ring belonging to Roy Cropper, he sold it to dodgy stallholder Big Garth and later tried to buy it back off him.

Will Big Garth make another appearance on the ITV soap? Many fans hope so!

Victor as dodgy market stall trader Big Garth in Corrie (Credit: ITV)

Fans of the ITV soap also recognised Tim Metcalfe's secret wife Charlie, who he married in Vegas.

She's played by Sian Reeves, who Cutting It fans will recognise as Sydney Henshall, before she went on to star as Elaine Jarvis in EastEnders, and psycho Sally Spode in Emmerdale.

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