Coronation Street teases new romance for one lucky resident as it introduces newcomer Frank

CORONATION Street has teased a new romance for one lucky resident after introducing a newcomer to Weatherfield.

56-year-old actor Simon O'Brien – who is best known for starring in Brookside – has taken on the role of Frank Bardsley.


The ITV soap's official Instagram announced the exciting news earlier today.

Alongside a picture of Simon as newbie Frank, they said: "Welcome, the newest member of the team, Frank Bardsley, played by Simon O'Brien! 👏

"Could love be in the air for a lucky someone on The Street? 👀 🥰

"#Corrie #Frank @Simonobtv @itv @WeAreSTV1."

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Many fans rushed to the comments section to share their excitement.

One wrote: "Oh brilliant ❤️."

A second said: "Oh good he will be funny xxxx."

A third chimed in: "Wow!!! How exciting!!! 🔥."

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Meanwhile a select few tried to figure out who his love interest might be.

"Hope its Mary ❤️," a fourth commented.

A fifth simply added: "Gail."

Simon is best known for playing Damon Grant in Brookside betwen 1982 and 1987.

He's also starred in the likes of Fraggle Rock, Grange Hill, I Can Do That and Out All Night.

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The star has also been a radio presenter for BBC Radio Merseyside Breakfast show.

Most recently he's presented Find it, Fix it, Flog it.

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