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'Coronation Street' guest role for 'Summer Wine' star Robert Fyfe

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Last of the Summer Wine star Robert Fyfe has landed a guest role on Coronation Street.

The 87-year-old, best known for portraying Howard Sibshaw on the BBC One sitcom, has signed up for a short storyline involving regular character Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie).

Robert Fyfe filming on location in Manchester for 'Coronation Street'

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Philip Lowrie as Dennis Tanner in Coronation Street

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When Dennis decides to start working as a lollipop man, Fyfe's character will train him up before he bows out from the job himself.

A Coronation Street source told the Daily Record: "It's always a boost to get famous faces in. Robert fits the bill perfectly as a lollipop man handing over the reins.

"Dennis is aged 70 and no doubt the writers will have a laugh as they set about him settling into his new job."

Fyfe has already been spotted filming the role in on-location scenes in recent days.

Coronation Street continues tonight (October 15) at 7.30pm on ITV1. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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