Coronation Street spoilers: New casting annouced as Will Mellor joins as drug lord Harvey

Coronation Street has today (9th February) annouced that Will Mellor (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Casualty and Hollyoaks) will be stepping out on the cobbles as drug lord Harvey.

In the coming weeks we’ll see a still grieving Leanne battling to save son Simon (Alex Bain) from the hands of an evil drugs gang he’s got mixed up in. Recent scenes have seen Simon step up to support Leanne after she struggled with losing her other child Oliver to mitochondrial disease.

Harvey is Jacob’s (Jack James Ryan) boss and it’s him who put the pressure on when Simon wants out of the situation he is in.

It soon becomes clear that Leanne and Simon are in way too deep and a menacing Harvey has no intention of letting them out of his grasp.   

Will said: “I’m honoured to be asked to come into Coronation Street, it’s such an iconic show and has been a huge part of my family life. When I started acting 32 years ago it was my mum’s dream for me to be in Corrie so I’m happy to finally be able to make it come true. It’s a Manchester institution and as a Manchester actor this is definitely a box ticked.

(Picture: ITV)

Harvey is the first out and out baddie I’ve ever played. It’s a very different type of role for me so I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into the character and making some waves.” 

Producer Iain MacLeod added: “I am so excited to welcome Will into our world. He is a fantastic actor who has thrown himself heart and soul into making his character as terrifyingly real as possible. He will have a massive impact on our characters’ lives, from the moment he swaggers menacingly onto the screen.”

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