Coronation Street has Will Mellor cast as the evil drug lord Harvey, who is Jacob’s boss.
Will Mellor is leaving for Weatherfield next month when Leanne Battersby is forced into a dangerous world of drugs and despair.
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In the coming weeks, we’ll see a grieving Leanne fight to save Simon from the hands of an evil drug gang he was involved in.
Leanne lost her other son Oliver to mitochondrial disease last year.
Her fierce maternal instinct to protect Simon throws her into orbit with drug lord Harvey, played by Will.
Harvey is Jacob’s “boss”. After Jacob lures a vulnerable Simon into his trap, Harvey takes over to increase the pressure.
But he threatens Simon if he wants to get out.
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It quickly becomes clear that both Leanne and Simon are too deep. Harvey has no intention of letting her out of his grasp.
Joins the cast of Corrie
Commenting on joining the Corrie cast, Will said, “It is an honor to be asked to come to Coronation Street. It’s an iconic show and a huge part of my family life.
“When I first started acting 32 years ago, my mother’s dream was to be in Corrie. I am happy that I can finally make it happen. It’s an institution in Manchester and as an actor in Manchester this is definitely a box.
“Harvey is the first villain I’ve ever played. It’s a whole different type of role for me so I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into the figure and making some waves. “
Commenting on Will joining Corrie, producer Iain MacLeod said, “I am very excited to welcome Will to or into the world. He’s a fantastic actor who put his heart and soul into making his character as terribly real as possible.
“He’s going to have a massive impact on our characters’ lives as soon as he’s threatening the screen.”
What else was Will Mellor in?
Will played James ‘Jambo’ Bolton in Hollyoaks from 1995 to 2004. He is also known for playing Gaz Wilkinson in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.
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Will also had roles in Waterloo Road, Broadchurch, Death in Paradise and Line of Duty.
Coronation Street airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Fridays at 7.30 a.m. there is an hour-long episode on ITV.
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