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September 2010

Hi Guys

I am delighted to announce that I will be joining the cast of “Coronation Street” for 3 episodes later in the year which will involve the 50th anniversary LIVE episode!

It's an absolute honour to be working on this – and to be walking the Weatherfield cobbles once more.

A lot of you will be aware from newspaper articles and the internet that this major storyline will be one of the biggest “Corrie” has undertaken. The tram crash storyline will start in December and will keep you on the edge of your seat – I promise!

Pictures and footage of the aftermath are already there along with a piece by Antony Cotton which gives you some hints about what will potentially happen.

I cannot thank enough, Gennie, Katy, Graeme, Tony, Phil and Kieron for casting me in something very special.

I have had so many emails, so I will tell you that I am playing watch commander John Doe – due for transmission in early December, keep an eye out for me!

I have attached a link below to the official Coronation Street website which gets updated regularly.

www.itv.com/soaps/coronationstreet/news/tramcrashfilming

Away from “Corrie” I worked on a fantastic job for JML with one of the nicest guys around. Tony Tobin, celebrity chef and all round good guy – you are a legend!!

If you don't recognise the name, I have posted a photograph in the gallery section of the site – if you have ever watched ready steady cook you will know him, his website is linked to my links page – have a look. I also managed to blag myself a set of Nudo knives in the process (highly recommended and available from JML soon).

My thanks also go to Mr H (a legend in his own right), Jess and the crew for not taking up too much of my time in an already busy diary, I must also say a big thank you to Tracey (my partner in crime for the day).

I went to Scunthorpe on Saturday (you need a new stadium and facilities!) to see the tractor boys play, we were really poor in the first half but much better in the second – I don't know why but I have a gut feeling that this season a premier league position could beckon!

I.T.F.C, my sincere thanks for the ticket (in the posh seats no less) against Coventry City at Portman road. For reasons I won't go into, I would love us to win this match – convincingly!!

Well, the rain is lashing down, the Ryder cup has been cancelled for the day, so, there's nothing else left to do other than …. go for a run (only the English eh?)

Until next month, take special care.

John xx