Actor Dean Fagan will play Steph Britton's brother Luke, who starts working as a mechanic in Kevin Webster's garage.
Luke is billed by the Daily Star Sunday as a replacement for Tommy Duckworth, after actor Chris Fountain was abruptly axed from the ITV soap for posting inappropriate videos online.
Steph - Katy Armstrong's friend who was recently promoted to regular character status - apparently secures the job for her brother after hearing about the position.
Viewers saw Steph, played by Tisha Merry, get herself a job at the Bistro in a recent episode after impressing Gloria (Sue Johnston) and Gail (Helen Worth).
She is said to be very protective of her brother, who will arrive on the cobbles early next year.
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