Thursday 17 August 2017

'Bring him back!' - Viewers thrilled to see Simon Delaney flogging jewellery on Corrie last night

Dublin actor has joined the Coronation Street cast

Simon Delaney on Coronation Street
Simon Delaney on Coronation Street
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Simon Delaney has landed on the Coronation Street cobbles in the role of Phil, a jewellery salesman, and Irish viewers are delighted to see him.

Delaney made his debut on Friday night and his character provided a little bit of light relief on the soap which has been weighed down by drama due to the grooming storyline in recent weeks.

Simon Delaney on Corrie last night
Simon Delaney on Corrie last night

He clearly charmed the pants off members of the cast too with Shayne Ward tweeting he had "a scream with this fella" and Catherine Tyldesley who plays Eva Price tweeting "Bloody love @SimonDelaneyesq - bring him back @itvcorrie"

Viewers were mightily impressed too.

And Simon's Irish TV family were right behind him too...

The Dublin actor won't be abandoning his post on Weekend AM on TV3 despite his new role.

He has had a series of high profile roles in recent months including The Conjuring 2 horror movie last year opposite Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as well as roles on The Good Wife, The Fall, and Moone Boy.

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