Will Mellor’s career, wife and family life as he joins Corrie

Will Mellor has joined the cast of Coronation Street and is causing a stir as drug lord Harvey.

Since arriving in Weatherfield Harvey has toyed with Leanne and Simon, getting them both deeply involved in his drug operation.

Speaking about the role Will, 44, said: "‘I’m honoured to be asked to come into Coronation Street, it’s such an iconic show and has been a huge part of my family life.

"When I started acting 32 years ago, it was my mum’s dream for me to be in Corrie, so I’m happy to finally be able to make it come true."

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Before he arrived on the Cobbles Will has had a long and varied career, from Hollyoaks to hard hitting dramas.

He's also married and has two children with his wife Michelle.

Here's everything you need to know about Will Mellor.

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What shows has Will Mellor been in?

Will first appeared on our screens in children's show Children's Ward in the early 90's.

He then moved onto to star in Hollyoaks as James 'Jambo' Bolton in 1995.

But he is probably best know for his portrayal as Gaz Wilkinson in the comedy Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps alongside Ralf Little.

The pair now present a podcast called ‘Two Pints with Will and Ralf’.

Will Mellor in Two Pints of Lager and a packet of crisps

The actor has appeared in Casualty and Merlin on the BBC.

Will starred in the first series of Broadchurch, alongside Olivia Colman and David Tennant.

He's also had roles in Line of Duty, Death in Paradise and No Offence.

And he's appeared in several other programmes and series several times, like Celebrity Juice.

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Will's music career

Will is multi-talented and has also had a fairly successful music career, alongside his acting.

His cover of Leo Sayer's 'When I Need You' reached number 5 in the UK chart.

His follow-up single 'No Matter What I do' failed to make the top ten, but instead reached 23.

Will also made an appearance in Boyzone's Comic Relief single 'When the Going Gets Tough'

Who is Will Mellor married to?

Will met dancer Michelle McSween in 1999 when they starred in the stage musical Oh, What a Night together.

The couple married in 2007 and have two children called Jayden and Renee.

The pair regularly share family snaps on their social media and last year Will said how much his family means to him.

Writing in the Mirror he said: "Michelle is my rock. We’ve been together over 21 years. She’s my best friend, we know each other inside out, and enjoy each other’s company.

"She taught me to cook and I like having her dinner ready when she gets home from work. I’m a people person, I’m no good by myself.

"I’d be lost without my family, as soon as I had Jayden, 16, and Renee, 12, I had a purpose in life."

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