Old Jellybelly's coming to Weatherfield!!
It is reported that Harold Bishop, played by Ian Smith, who has appeared on and off the Aussie soap opera since 1987 will pay a visit to the cobbles later this year.
It is understood that Harold, who's doing a family tree, will travel all the way from Australia after he finds out that he is a distant cousin of the late Ernie Bishop, who appeared on Corrie between 1967 and 1978. He turns up on Emily's doorstep and she's so taken by him that she lets him stay for a few weeks. And even Norris likes him!
A Corrie spokesman said: "I think this is the first time that an actor from another soap appears in another. We've had Children in Need but that was cannon. I think it'll work and it's so fitting with it being Neighbours' 30th anniversary year!".
Harold's guest appearance will last four weeks.
What viewers have to take into consideration is that Emily and the rest of the residents don't know anything about Harold, because Neighbours doesn't exist. So they don't know Madge, Lou Carpenter, Ramsay Street or his amnesia.
Corrie will make a official statement around midday.
What do you think of this news? I think it's terrific because I love both shows!
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