Benidorm star Tony Maudsley joins Coronation Street as son of Archie Shuttleworth

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Benidorm actor Tony Maudsley will join the cast on Coronation Street as the son of Archie Shuttleworth.

Tony, who played Kenneth du Beke in the ITV comedy, announced his appearance on the channel’s soap opera on his Twitter account.

The 52-year-old actor wrote: Yes, I can indeed confirm that it is true. I am thrilled to stay in my @itv house and head to Weatherfield and I, for my part, could not be happier.

“As a longtime fan of @itvcorrie, I am delighted to join the cast of my favorite show. Here is the next exciting chapter. “



Tony Maudsley as Kenneth in Benidorm

A source told The Sun that his new role has been delayed due to a coronavirus and that it will begin after the lockdown is completed.

They revealed, “He’s a great comedy actor and created one of Benidorm’s most beloved characters in Kenneth. So it’s a shame he couldn’t start when he was supposed to,

“But he can’t wait to come in when things finally get back to normal. “

Tony has already hit the producers on Coronation Street for presenting a Costa Coffee shop on the show.



Archie Shuttleworth, played by Roy Hudd, who died earlier this year

He tweeted, “Why is there a Costa Coffee on a cobbled street in Weatherfield ?? I am not happy!! ROYS ROLLS… yes absolutely! CAFÉ COSTA… not a month of Sunday !! Product placement has gone crazy! ”

The character of Archie was previously played by Roy Hudd, who died last month at the age of 83.

He was in the show full time for a year before leaving in 2004, sometimes appearing briefly as a funeral director.

He returned for a number of appearances until Archie was killed in late 2018.

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A statement from his agent said, “We are sad to announce the passing of the highly regarded and incredibly talented Roy Hudd OBE.

“After a short illness, Roy passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Sunday March 15, with his wife Debbie by his side.

“The family would ask you to respect their privacy during this very sad time. “

* Coronation Street is broadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays evenings at 7:30 p.m. on ITV.

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