EyeSpy: Alan Carr and his dogs Bev and Joyce make Hollyoaks debut.

In tonight’s Channel 4 episode – seen on E4 last evening – the comedian and presenter played a nosy dog walker, who with his Irish Setters stopped to listen to an angry Yazz confront Tony and Diane about their complaint against Misbah. 

Earlier, Diane had made a formal complaint about Misbah after she almost gave Dee Dee too much medication; Misbah later collapsed due to her scuffle with son Imran.

Alan and his dogs Bev and Joyce filmed the cameo as part of Crufts 2018 that aired earlier this year on Channel 4.

Alan is one in a long line of comedians to have landed soap gigs over the years including Peter Kay who popped up in Coronation Street, Paul O’Grady in Brookside as his alter-ego Lily Savage and Larry Grayson who cameod in UK daytime medical saga General Hospital as a non-speaking background patient, as well as hismelf in a number of appearances in motel-based saga Crossroads.

There was also Mike Reid who took on a long running role in EastEnders, Bobby Knutt had a Dingle role in Emmerdale while funnyman and CBBC personalty Steve Marsh also guested in the Yorkshire saga. Bob Monkhouse also appeared as himself in Crossroads for a couple of episodes.

Ken Dodd appeared as himself in Crossroads while fellow North West comic Vince Earl took on a long running part in Brookside, Stan Stennett played Hilda Ogden’s brother in Coronation Street while taking on two roles in Crossroads, Jim Moirbetter known as Vic Reeves – recently joined Coronation Street, comedian and impressionist Bobby Davro had a spell in EastEnders, as did Shane Richie, of course, and Terry Alderton had also had a stint down Walford way while Max Wall made a triple with apperances in Emmerdale Farm, Coronation Street and Crossroads.

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