Vera ITV fans link Coronation Street legend to guest role in final series of hit drama

Chris Gascoyne in Coronation Street
Chris Gascoyne in Coronation Street -Credit:ITV

Filming on what will be the last series of Vera is now in full swing and viewers and fans of a particular soap star are linking him to a role in the hit drama,

In news that completely blindsided devotees of all things DCI Stanhope, ITV confirmed last month the long running detective show will be coming to an end next, with its 14th run also being its final one. After the cast reunited for a script read through on the same day that announcement was made, cameras started on the two new episodes on April 29, with lead actress Brenda Blethyn and on screen sidekick spotted in Cambois, Northumberland.

Over the last week the Vera cast and crew have also been spotted in the likes of Blyth, Gateshead and Ashington, with the likes of Riley Jones, Jon Morrison and series 13 newcomer Rhiannon Clements all back in their roles. And, while there have yet to be any sightings of any famous guest stars on set, that hasn't stopped fans of Coronation Street actor Chris Gascoyne from linking him to a potential role.

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Sharing a photo of the star, famous for playing Peter Barlow in Corrie, next to Brenda, one fan wrote: "When Chris gets confirmed for Vera??? Hashtag me in sis," as another responded: "It’s amazing. I’m obsessed with Chris being in @VeraSeries"

There have been several notable guest stars in Vera over the years, starting with a then unknown Sam Fender playing a dead teenager in the pilot episode, before the likes of Charlie Hardwick, Bill Ward, The Bill legend Eric Richard, Louis Healy and Julia Sawalha all appeared in the drama.