22/05/2017 08:32 BST | Updated 22/05/2017 12:11 BST

‘Coronation Street’ Spoilers: Vic Reeves Joins Cast For Three Month Stint

He's apparently going to be sticking around for a little while.

Vic Reeves is about to fulfill a “lifelong dream” by starring in ‘Coronation Street’.

The comedian has always wanted to appear on the soap, and has now landed a part as a nosey shopkeeper.

Vic who works as an actor under the name Jim Moir, and has shared his excitement ahead of filming. 

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Vic Reeves 

He said: “I’ve been a lifelong fan of ‘Corrie’. In fact, I think I saw the very first one. I try not to miss any episodes.

“I’m really looking forward to acting in ‘Corrie’. It’s a real thrill to be part of a British Institution.”

Vic will play television presenter Colin, who comes to Weatherfield to film a segment with Norris and Mary. 

However, it won’t be long before he gets to know a number of other residents. 

Vic isn’t the first comedian to briefly join the cast, as back in August 2015, Paddy McGuinness appeared in a handful of episodes, playing happy camper Dougie Ryan.

Not all celebrity guest stars have been a hit with fans though, and Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding struggled to impress critics and fans when she played Robert Preston’s wife, Joanie.

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