Coronation Street casts former Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road star Andrew Still

Coronation Street has cast former Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road actor Andrew Still in a recurring guest role.

Andrew played the original Joel Dexter on Hollyoaks between 2011 and 2013 before Rory Douglas-Speed took over the role in 2016.

Only a few details about Still’s Corrie character have been revealed so far. His name is Justin, and viewers will first see him on the cobbles later this week.

After exiting Hollyoaks, Andrew starred as Scott Fairchild on Waterloo Road in 2015. Following his stint on the BBC drama, he took a break from acting.

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Andrew recently spoke about his time away from the screen, telling the Daily Record: “After I came out of Hollyoaks, I had one of those periods where you are not sure where you are going.

“You know they talk about 90 percent of actors being out of work — well, I had the out-of-work experience. I had a year solid of getting nothing.”

“Those kind of periods make you doubt yourself. It was a pretty rotten period, but it teaches you a lot about yourself,” he added.

“I am not a big a fan of the glitz and glamour. I just want to settle down and work.

“So you come out of a show like Hollyoaks and you don’t have the job but you have all the other stuff — you are still walking about the street and getting noticed.”

Andrew made his acting comeback in the 2021 film Nobody Has to Know, starring Game of Thrones alum Michelle Fairley.

He then landed a leading role as Rory Dashford on the new Scottish drama series Granite Harbour, which landed on BBC and BBC iPlayer last week.

Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.

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