Ciaran Griffiths has joined Coronation Street as newcomer Damon, whose arrival will set the cat among the pigeons, especially for his son Jacob. A former pupil at St Mary's Catholic High School in Astley, Ciaran previously worked on dramas such as The Bay, Shameless and Waterloo Road

17 memorable Greater Manchester actors who have starred on Coronation Street over the years

Corrie is a hotbed of homegrown talent, with this clutch of actors all from the Wigan area - how many can you remember?

It’s not often noted as an acting capital but a surprise number of TV stars to have graced the Coronation Street cobbles have hailed from Wigan.

This week, it was revealed that actor Ciaran Griffiths, who attended St Mary’s Catholic High School in Astley, is joining the cast of the long-running ITV soap as Damon, the troublemaker dad of Jacob Hay. Jacob, however, is not pleased to see his dad, leaving viewers wondering what he’s up to. Actor Ciaran, who recently returned to his roots from Australia, said: “I watched Corrie as a kid and it’s great to be back with some old friends both cast and crew.”

His arrival got us to thinking about how many other actors and actresses have appeared in Corrie over the years who hail from the borough - some still in the show and others who have moved onto pastures new.

See how many you can remember.

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