He entertained fans for years as flamboyant salon director Kenneth Du Beke in the comedy ITV Benidorm.
But now actor Tony Maudsley, 52, has a new role as it has been revealed that he joined the cast on Coronation Street as the son of the late Archie Shuttleworth.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tony’s debut in Manchester soap has been postponed until the lockout ends.
Casting: Benidorm star Tony Maudsley, 52, has a new role as it was revealed that he had joined the cast of Coronation Street
The actor went to Twitter on Sunday to confirm the good news and told fans that he couldn’t be happier with his new game.
Next to a photo of a press clipping about his role, he 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. ‘
Her message was soon inundated with good wishes from fans and celebrities, with stars from Corrie Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow) and Sue Cleaver (Eileen Grimshaw) sharing their congratulations.
Character: The actor was chosen to be the son of Archie Shuttleworth, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, his debut in soap was postponed until the lockout ended.
But while Tony is impatient to start this new chapter, the COVID-19 crisis means that he will have to wait a while before getting on the famous cobbles.
A source told The Sun, “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. “
Confirmed: actor went to Twitter on Sunday to confirm the good news and told fans he couldn’t be happier about his new game
Delighted: As a longtime fan of @itvcorrie, I am delighted to join the cast of my favorite show. Here is the next exciting chapter ”
Funeral director Archie Shuttleworth was a regular on the street and a close friend of Audrey Roberts, the character who was killed in late 2018.
The actor Roy Hudd who played him died last month at the age of 83 after a short illness.
Meanwhile, Tony played hairdresser Kenneth in Benidorm from 2011 to 2018, first joining the program in series four.
In July 2018, creator Derren Litten confirmed that the long ITV comedy had ended after 10 seasons – two months after insisting that the series continue.
Much loved: Undertaker Archie Shuttleworth was a regular on the street and close friend of Audrey Roberts, with the character killed in late 2018
Fan favorites: Meanwhile, Tony played hairdresser Kenneth in Benidorm from 2011 to 2018, first joining the series four program
Speaking to Twitter, the director made the announcement, while also revealing that there would be no film adaptation of the show.
He wrote, “Yes, it is true, after months of speculation, I can finally confirm that Benidorm’s Series 10 was the latest television series from @BenidormTVshow. “
“But the story continues in the form of … benidormonstage.com,” he added, giving fans a glimmer of hope. “Come see us on tour and see what happens next!”
When a fan asked if there would be a movie about Benidorm, Derren dashed all hopes, replying: ‘No. I’m afraid not.’
Everywhere: In July 2018, creator Derren Litten confirmed that the long ITV comedy had ended after 10 seasons – two months after insisting that the series continue