Coronation Street's Daniel Brocklebank is 'officially' starring in Emmerdale

Daniel as Billy in Coronation Street
Daniel as Billy in Coronation Street -Credit:ITV

Coronation Street's Daniel Brocklebank has thrilled fans with a career update as he said is now "officially" starring in two ITV soaps.

The Billy Mayhew actor, 44, is renowned for his Corrie role, having spent almost a decade playing the Weatherfield vicar. But before he joined the cobbles, he was part of the Emmerdale cast.

Daniel played Ivan Jones for more than a year from 2005-2006. The character was only supposed to appear in three episode but producers were so impressed that his stay in Emmerdale was extended considerably.

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Ivan was from Newcastle, meaning Daniel had to put on his best Geordie accent for the role, and was known for his romantic escapades.

Sharing an old photo on Instagram on Monday, Daniel said: "Today Ivan Jones entered #ClassicEmmerdale… I’m now officially running in two amazing shows on @itv Here’s me at 24 and 44…"

Fans have been quick to respond in the comments section as Dawn said: "You're still handsome as well as clever being in two shows at the same time lol." Andy said: "Wow I remember that!!! Nicola tried to seduce you in that nightdress and heels" and Kristopher said: "You're on telly more than Bradley Walsh!"

Annette said: "Fabulous, can't wait to watch" and Kelly said: "You were in Doctors last week too".

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