Coronation Street has revealed the first look at the new owner of Number 3, Ed Bailey.
The new owner of the builders’ yard will arrive with his family in June – and from the looks of the Corrie Twitter account, they settle right in.
A spoiler picture from the week’s filming shows Ed as he orders a pint in the Rovers from landlady Jenny Bradley.
Former Doctors’ actress Lorna Laidlaw, who played Mrs Tembe on the lunchtime soap, will arrive as Aggie Bailey in June alongside her husband and sons.
The clan will buy Number 3 from Norris Cole, and Ed and Michael have clubbed together to purchase the builders’ yard from the Grimshaws.
A former property developer turned builder, Edison works hard and plays hard.
Eldest son Michael, is 27, full of big ideas and schemes to get rich quick.
A cheeky chappy charmer he might just be a hit with the ladies of Weatherfield – but he’s also a mummy’s boy, which might not help his love life.
Meanwhile, 19 year old James is a talented footballer for Weatherfield County but he’s living with a secret and hasn’t yet told his family he is gay.
Corrie boss Iain said: “Parents Edison and Aggie are soulmates who, underneath the banter, will stick up for each other and defend their boys when the going gets tough.
“Eldest son Michael is an exuberant, lovable dreamer with a huge heart and is the glue that holds the family together.
“James is Michael’s younger brother and best mate, who is a sensitive lad with a secret that he fears will throw his family into turmoil and impact on his career.
“The four actors we’ve cast are all individually brilliant but together they have a truly incredible chemistry.
“I can’t wait for them to hit the screen!”
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