The father of a Coronation Street character will appear for the first time in the soap next week.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Former Emmerdale actor Marc Anwar plays Sharif Nazir, the father of Kal (Jimi Mistry).

He will make his debut on Monday February 24.

Kal will tell business partner Dev (Jimmi Harkishin) that he has had to borrow money from his father so they can open their gym, but problems arise when Sharif decides to hire a builder friend rather than Jason (Ryan Thomas).

The show's Executive Producer, Stuart Blackburn, has said of Sharif: "He's a man who retired some time ago after making enough money. You can imagine that he's had some health problems and his wife has told him, 'You're not going to work for 12 hours a day any more, you blithering idiot'."