Les Dennis has been cast in Coronation Street and will make his debut on the ITV soap in March.
Warning: spoiler alert!
Dennis will play a petty criminal called Michael Rogers and will begin filming on Monday January 27.
He said: "I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of Coronation Street. It has always been my favourite television programme, mixing high drama with some of the best comedy on screen.
"I've loved it since the beginning. I grew up watching all the amazing characters in the show. I now not only have the chance of meeting them, but also working with them. It doesn't get better than that."
Dennis will be seen on screens towards the end of March.
Coronation Street's producer, Stuart Blackburn, said: "Les is a fantastic performer and a real coup for Corrie. I can't wait for him to join the team."