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.
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.”
— Kate (@AuntieKaty) December 11, 2019
— Lala (@Lalaiam) December 11, 2019
Blinking eck the bloke from bread knows his way round a buffet. #Corrie
— Neville (@Carthedon) December 11, 2019
Victor McGuire, my favourite in Bread. #Corrie
— Double Dutch Diane ☣ (@Brassylassy) December 11, 2019
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.
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!
Fans of the ITV soap also recognised Tim Metcalfe’s secret wife Charlie, who he married in Vegas.
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