Peter Barlow

Corrie fans thrilled as Chris Gascoyne shares throwback photo with Johnny Depp

One's a legend, one starred in Pirates of the Caribbean

If you’re going to meet a famous Hollywood A-lister, there are a few basic rules. 1: Make sure you look hot. 2. Have a camera handy to capture the moment forever.

And Coronation Street‘s Chris Gascoyne nailed both.

Chris Gascoyne Johnny Depp
When Corrie’s bad boy meets the Hollywood version… And rocks it (Credit: Instagram @chrisgascoyneofficial)

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The soap star, 51, has shared a throwback photo of the time he met Pirates of the Caribbean’s Johnny Depp, 55, and he very nearly out-cooled the famous actor. Not quite, but almost.

Chris, who plays Peter Barlow in the ITV soap, only recently joined Instagram and couldn’t resist posting a snap of when he met Johnny.

Johnny is seen with notorious tattoos, plenty of metal jewellery and his trademark Fedora-style hat. Chris, meanwhile, looks chuffed to be pictured with the star, and is holding a bottle of beer while resting an unlit cigarette between his lips.

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Chris Gascoyne stars as Peter Barlow in Corrie (Credit: ITV)

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Although Chris did not write a caption – he’s still new to it! – fans knew the snap was historic as Chris is missing his salt and pepper beard.

Some of his 14,700 followers were quick to comment on the black and white photo, with one saying: “Wait… Is Johnny making a cameo on Corrie!?”

Another gushed: “You are seriously hot.”

Peter’s beard should have a spin-off show all of its own (Credit: ITV)

A third added: “My favourite Corrie actor and so much better without the long beard!”

“That’s one night out I would have liked to have been on,” said another, while one more joked: “Man sandwich anyone?”

Although we think Johnny would make a fine addition to the Corrie cast – just imagine him propping up the bar in the Rovers!? – there are no current plans for the Alice in Wonderland star to arrive in Weatherfield.

Previous famous cameos on the soap have included Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Cheryl Cole, Status Quo and even His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

Cheryl Rovers Return Corrie
Cheryl appeared in the Rovers Return for Text Santa in 2013 (Credit: ITV)

While Chris clearly has important friends, his character Peter needs as many pals as he can get at the moment.

He recently checked himself into a private rehab clinic to battle his demons, however he checks himself out this week in a bid to help Carla, who is psychotic and in danger.

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