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Lancel: 'I couldn't resist Corrie role'

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Andrew Lancel has spoken about his new role in Coronation Street, admitting that the part was impossible to resist.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the former Bill actor had been cast as new character Frank Foster, who will be introduced as one of Carla Connor (Alison King)'s business associates early next year.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Lancel commented: "I'm a massive fan of Corrie so it's very exciting. My wife Louise is a big fan too, so she's thrilled.

"I was once an extra on Corrie when I was a teenager and I've always watched it. Coronation Street is a character in itself. You can't get much more high-profile than Corrie. For me it's always about the part and when I heard about this I couldn't resist it."

Lancel filmed his final scenes as DI Neil Manson on The Bill back in June as the ITV police drama bowed out after 27 years on the air.

The actor added: "I've had a great seven years on ITV and I wanted to stay with the network. The Bill was like a family and it will be like that on Corrie. I've met a lot of the cast and I've only ever known people to have fun in it."

Lancel's character Frank has been tipped to set his sights on Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh) after he makes his screen debut in the New Year. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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