This Friday’s episodes of Coronation Street will see Derek Griffiths arrive on the ITV soap – but we’ve got a look at the former Play School presenter’s debut right here!
Upcoming scenes will see beautician Kylie paying a visit to client Sadie for her nail appointment, only to be shown in by her husband Freddie (Griffiths) who explains that Sadie has died and that he’d like Kylie to do his wife’s nails for the funeral.
Kylie – who has had her fill of dead bodies after disposing of Callum’s corpse in last year’s live Corrie episode – will be seen baulking at the prospect, but looks set to form an unlikely friendship with the grieving widower.
Speaking at the time of his signing to the ITV soap, Griffiths said: “I remember being a young boy and watching Violet Carson [as Ena Sharples] on Coronation Street. She was a brilliant character that people loved to hate and later when I became an actor and played the villain in panto many times those are qualities I would bring to the role.
“When I came for my audition one of the first things I saw was a huge photo of Violet Carson on the wall. I am very much looking forward to walking in those hallowed footsteps.”
You can watch the scene from Friday’s episode below. And beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of all this week’s Coronation Street drama.
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