Sir Jacobi will appear as a drinker in the background of a scene at the Rovers Return. Corrie production staff confirmed his fleeting appearance yesterday.
“We have tried for years to try and sort out a role in the show for Sir Derek but we have never quite managed it,” said a Corrie spokesman. “We are as big a fan of his work as he is of ours. He is an Equity member, so there was no problem getting him on set. It is highly unlikely viewers would spot him but we hope it made his day.”
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