Know the face, know the name? coming to Coronation Street is Ciaran Griffiths and he’s no stranger to Northern drama having played Micky Maguire in the popular Channel 4 drama Shameless for 9 series.

Ciaran will play the role of Damon, dad to Jacob, who rocks up in his sons life later this year.

On being cast in the role of Damon, Ciaran Griffiths said: “I’m happy to be back in Manchester to see my family and friends after being away in Australia for the last 3 years. The city has changed so much! And what better way to tie it in with a stint on the Cobbles. I watched Corrie as a kid and it’s great to be back with some old friends both cast and crew. I’m loving having the opportunity to work with some quality Northern actors whose work I have long admired, particularly on such a complex character like Damon.” 

It’s not looking like a happy reunion between father and son as Jacob, having made the effort to put his past behind him, is keen to get rid of Damon.

However, Damon’s quick to make out he’s here to put things right with Jacob and make up for lost time.

Are Nick and Leanne also in for more trouble when Damon starts pushing for a business opportunity at the Bistro?

Coronation Street Producer Iain MacLeod explains: “Having Ciaran on board is so exciting and especially because the character he is playing is so interesting. Damon is charming and likeable on the surface but we will soon see he is much more complicated than that as he goes on to have an explosive impact, both in Jacob’s life and beyond.”

Coronation Street continues tomorrow at 8pm on ITV1