For guest appearances on Countdown, a Coronation Street actor joins Countdown

For guest appearances on Countdown, a Coronation Street actor joins Countdown ...

Daniel Brocklebank, who plays Coronation Street, has joined Channel 4's Countdown for a string of guest appearances.

"So today and I'm very excited to announce this starts my guest appearances on @C4Countdown sat in the dictionary corner with the rather wonderful @susie_dent," said the actor, who plays Billy Mayhew on the ITV soap.

Along with the tweet, he shared two photos: one of him on set and the other of his name card with the Countdown logo on the wall.

So today and im super excited to announce that I started my guest appearances on @C4Countdown sat in the dictionary corner with the rather wonderful @susie_dent pic.twitter.com/Oub5ZfsBha

After his fellow Coronation Street alum Les Dennis was confirmed to be Anne Robinson's temporary replacement on the program, the news came.

Dennis announced his news on Twitter back in July, writing: "From 4th August to 15th I will be hosting the iconic @C4Countdown." It's an honor to serve you. I'll do my best.

Dennis played Michael Rodwell on the soap from 2014 to 2016, after which he was eliminated from the series. His character ended up having a heart attack and was later left for dead by Pat Phelan.

Billy Mayhew has been having a rough time over on Coronation Street as he deals with Summer, his teenage ward who has been struggling with an eating disorder.

Back in April, the couple had a very heated and heartbreaking conversation on the soap, where she talked about her difficulties and how she is finding it difficult to deal with the limitations of her diabetes.

Coronation Street airs on ITV Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8pm, and it is available on the ITV Hub. Countdown airs weekdays on Channel 4.

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