Leon Ockenden joins Coronation Street

Leon Ockenden and Kim Marsh in Coronation Street

Waterloo Road and Mr Selfridge actor Leon Ockenden is joining ITV Granada’s Coronation Street.

Michelle Connor’s marriage to Steve McDonald will be put to the test this spring when her first love arrives in Weatherfield. Leon Ockenden, best known for his roles in BBC One school drama Waterloo Road and ITV’s period department store saga Mr Selfridge, has been cast as the charming ex-boyfriend and it isn’t long before Will and Michelle are taking a trip down memory lane.

Will turns up in the Rovers to book Michelle as his wedding planner but she is stunned to realise her new client is an old flame from her teenage years. With Steve McDonald still over in Spain helping out brother Andy, Michelle has been left running the pub and helping with Steve’s daughter Amy, whilst trying to run her own business.

And it soon becomes clear that there is unfinished business for the former lovebirds as they spend more and more time together planning the wedding.

Can Michelle and Will avoid temptation or will they risk both their relationships by letting their feelings for each other take over? Will Steve arrive back in Weatherfield in the nick of time? – ITV Granada

Will’s first scenes will be screened in April, Leon and Kym started filming together this week.

Coronation Street Cast Photo 2015 - released to mark ITV's 60th anniversary live episode special

Coronation Street airs Mondays at 7.30 and 8.30pm, Wednesdays at 7.30pm and Fridays at 7.30 and 8.30pm on ITV, UTV and STV

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