Ian Kelsey joins Coronation Street – and he’s teaming up with dodgy Pat Phelan!

The ex-Doctors and Emmerdale star will play property developer Vinny

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Sinister Pat Phelan is to get a new partner in crime in the form of dodgy businessman Vinny, played by former Doctors star Ian Kelsey.

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The actor, who left the BBC1 daytime medical drama last year, has now started filming at Corrie and will be seen on screen from August.

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With Jason soon to be off the scene, Phelan will be seen helping Eileen look after his business interests. But he has big plans of his own – which is where property developer Vinny comes in.

Soap bosses are remaining tight-lipped about what the scheming pair will get up to, but it will no doubt spell big trouble for the residents of the Street…

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of Coronation Street below.

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