Shameless star returns to Coronation Street for second time in new role as Jacob’s dad

Shameless star returns to Coronation Street for second time in new role as Jacob’s dad

Shameless star Ciarán Griffiths is returning to Coronation Street, having last appeared as Dean Sykes in 2000. However, he'll now be portraying a new character as he's set to return to the cobbles as Jacob Hay's on-screen dad.

Jacob (Jack James Ryan) has just managed to put his drug dealing past behind him, but it's about make its return with the arrival of his dad Damon.

Having cleaned up his act since escaping evil Harvey’s clutches, Jacob has settled into life on the cobbles, enjoying his relationship with Amy Barlow (Elle Mulvaney), a job at the factory and his new found acceptance.

But his newfound peace may not be a long-lasting one, with Damon's arrival potentially spelling trouble for Jacob.

Jacob seems intent on having nothing to do with his dad, which will likely leave viewers pondering what exactly is Damon’s background and why has he suddenly appeared in Weatherfield?

Damon’s quick to make out he’s here to put things right with Jacob and make up for lost time but is there more to it than that as Damon starts pushing for a business opportunity at the Bistro? Should Nick (Ben Price) and Leanne (Jane Danson) also be watching their backs once more?

Ciarán will be making his return to the cobbles in dramatic scenes set to air in December.

The actor, who has previously appeared in The Bay, Shameless and Waterloo Road, has shared his excitement for his upcoming appearance on Corrie.

He said: "I’m happy to be back in Manchester to see my family and friends after being away in Australia for the last 3 years. The city has changed so much! And what better way to tie it in with a stint on the Cobbles.

"I watched Corrie as a kid and it’s great to be back with some old friends both cast and crew. I’m loving having the opportunity to work with some quality Northern actors whose work I have long admired, particularly on such a complex character like Damon."

Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod added: “Having Ciarán on board is so exciting and especially because the character he is playing is so interesting. Damon is charming and likeable on the surface but we will soon see he is much more complicated than that as he goes on to have an explosive impact, both in Jacob’s life and beyond."


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