Brookside actor Louis Emerick is joining Coronation Street as a new love interest for Liz McDonald called Mike. Mike is the former schoolteacher of Steve who comes looking for a job at Streetcars – and he soon takes a shine to Steve’s mother, leaving him less than happy.
Louis is best known for playing hotheaded Mick Johnson in the now defunct Liverpool soap and he was involved in a range of storylines for the show. Louis has now shared his joy on Twitter that he is joining Corrie and is clearly excited for what the future holds for Mike.
Revealing how ‘chuffed’ he is, he thanked his followers for support:
Evening all,well as you know now,I'm heading for,The most famous street in the world,@itvcorrie to say I'm chuffed,is the biggest understatement EVER!I wanna thank All of U on here for your support+belief!How many of U have sed"you'd be fab in it,a man for Liz"xx
— Louis Emerick. (@thelouisemerick) January 26, 2018
Since the news broke, many of his fans have been sharing their excitement at seeing him back on their screens. He confirmed that he will appear on screen from March – let’s just hope that Mike has a better time of it than long suffering Mick!
Being paired with Liz doesn’t always end in joy as she doesn’t exactly have the best track record with men. With past conquests including Jim McDonald, Lloyd Mullaney, Vernon Tomlin and Tony Stewart all ending in disaster, we wish Mike all the luck in the world!