Coronation Street: Under Starter’s Orders

HE was a bad lad in Bad Girls.
Now the man who played evil prison warder Jim Fenner is to tread the Corrie cobbles.
Actor Jack Ellis starts filming tomorrow, alongside Matthew Crompton, best known as Pc Sam Harker in The Bill.
They play father-and-son bookies Harry and Dan Mason.
Both are said to have an eye for the ladies and are just on the right side of the law.
The Rosamund Street betting shop is one of a string of outlets run by the pair.
It has drifted in and out of storylines over the years, along with a series of managers.

The one constant has been Jack Duckworth – the bookies’ best customer.
You’d have thought the explosion of online gambling would have done for local betting shops.
Perhaps that’s what Norris is up to these days on the PC in The Kabin?
There again, can you imagine Jack buying a laptop?
No, me neither.
Harry and Dan will be seen on screen for the first time on Dec 3.
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