‘Coronation Street’ Spoilers: ‘Emmerdale’ Butch Dingle Actor Makes Soap Debut As Craig’s Dad

Paul Loughran is making a welcome return to our TV screens.

Longtime soap fans will get a blast from the past in next week’s ‘Coronation Street’, when former ‘Emmerdale’ star Paul Loughran makes his first appearance as Craig’s dad.

The casting was revealed earlier this month, and viewers will now get to see Paul on screen, when Craig pays a visit to him in prison.

<strong>Faye's meddling is about to cause shockwaves </strong>
Faye's meddling is about to cause shockwaves
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Things don’t get off to a good start though and the visit takes place after an interfering Faye writes to Craig’s dad, Darryl, on his behalf.

Craig and his mother Beth are furious, even more so when Darryl writes back, to say that he wants to see his son.

<strong>Craig visits his father for the first time </strong>
Craig visits his father for the first time
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Beth then puts her foot down, banning Craig from visiting the prison, insisting that his father is nothing but a liar and a criminal.

Despite at first agreeing not to go, and tearing up the letter, Craig has a change of heart and books a visit.

<strong>Emily and Butch were fan favourites in 'Emmerdale'</strong>
Emily and Butch were fan favourites in 'Emmerdale'

Sadly, things don’t go well and after a seemingly brilliant visit, Darryl shocks Craig by asking him to smuggle drugs in next time.

A vicious row then erupts, and it’s Beth whose reputation is tarnished, when her former lover reveals a number of unthinkable secrets. Will the bombshell tear the family apart?

There’s no word yet on how long Paul will be in the ITV soap for.

These ‘Coronation Street’ scenes air from Monday 12 September. Catch up on all the latest soap news and spoilers here.

Bill Roache

TV's Longest Serving Soap Stars