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Vic Reeves on Coronation Street? Oh dear!

Vic Reeves on Coronation Street? Aaargh!
Vic Reeves on Coronation Street? Aaargh!

So Vic Reeves is set to join the cast of long-running UK drama – Coronation Street. It has been reported that he has been approached by the makers of the sop to star in 20 episodes as a shopkeeper.

My reaction to the news was: Oh dear! Vic Reeves and his comedy tag team partner Bob Mortimee have given the nation bags of laughs with series like The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and Vic and Bob’s Afternoon Delights and so a gig like Coronation Street is just not up his street.

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

Vic Reeves is very talented especially when it comes to the mad cap alternative style comedy. He is up there among the best in this comedy genre.

So why is 58-year-old alternative comedy star Vic reported to be ‘over the moon’ about joining Coronation Street? The answer I believe is the lure of the small screen.

The last time Vic was on telly and in our homes was two years ago in his BBC2 series House of Fools, which ended in 2015 after just 2 seasons.

Vic Reeves had virtually disappeared from our telly screens and the nation’s collective consciousness. Every entertainer has an ego and Vic is no different. He atually begged the producers of Coronation Street for a part on the show – even if it was a cameo appearnce as himself.

The show’s producers have gone one better and given him 20-episode character. Not bad. And the pay packet will do nicely – thank you very much!


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