Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) reveals how long he’ll be in Coronation Street

Get set for Corrie newcomer Colin to cross paths with Mary and Norris next week

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Comedian and actor Jim Moir – better known as Vic Reeves – has revealed to RadioTimes.com that he’ll be on Coronation Street until the end of the year.

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Moir will make his Corrie debut in scenes to be shown next week playing Colin, a marketing exec from a local radio station who crosses paths with Weatherfield stalwarts Norris and Mary.

As fans know, the pair have recently decided to embark on a sham marriage in order to win a Mr and Mrs competition – and Colin will be one of the people they have to convince.

Speaking on the set of the ITV soap, Moir said of his casting: “I’m here for three months. And then I disappear, though not in a bad way, so I could probably come back.”

Explaining that he was kept in the dark about the character he’d be playing until filming began, Moir added: “I had no idea what the character was until I turned up. It was near to the knuckle.

“And I don’t think I’d worked out what Colin was about until…yesterday! I’ll have worked out what he’s like by the time I leave.”

You can watch the interview with Jim Moir below

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