Andrew Sachs to star in Coronation Street

January 6th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI  

London, January 6 (ANI): Andrew Sachs, who recently hit the headlines following a lewd prank call made by Brit RJ Russell Brand, is set to star in one of the longest-running TV programmes in the UK, Coronation Street.

The 78-year-old veteran, best known for his portrayal of Manuel in Fawlty Towers, would grace the cast of the soap opera, whose 7000th episode is due to broadcast on January 28.

Yes, I can confirm that Andrew Sachs has taken us up on the offer. He will be joining us later this year, the Daily Express quoted an ITV spokesman as saying.

Sachs had received four messages on his home phone from RJ Brand and DJ Jonathan Ross claiming the former had slept with his granddaughter.

The infamous October incident, in which Brand spoke of his prior sexual relationship with the goth-styled model while Ross passed lewd comments, had led to a record number of complaints and criticism resulting in the suspension of both presenters from their positions at the BBC Radio 2.

The Brit actor revealed that he had been absurdly busy since the radio scandal.

He said: Things have been piling up since this whole Ross business.

This is a dodgy profession generally and I always think my last job will be my final job. (ANI)

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