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Article: Darts legend Phil Taylor lands role in Coronation Street

Darts legend Phil Taylor lands role in Coronation Street

DARTS hero Phil "The Power" Taylor is to guest star in Coronation Street.

He will appear as Disco Dave - the star darts player from a rival pub team taking on the Rovers Return regulars.

Phil, 48, told how his family were all really excited about it.

He said: "It^s a huge honour.

My whole family are huge fans.

They^re all girls and Corrie-mad.

"I^ve always fancied a game of darts in the Rovers, especially against Kevin Webster.

"I usually clear my diary in the run-up to the World Championship but I made an exception for this. I^ll use the experience as a warm-up for the tournament."

The 13-time world champ will visit the Manchester studios twice over the coming weeks to film the episode for February.

Phil, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, has pals in the cast, including Kym Marsh.

He said: "They^re all friends and they^re into darts, so I expect they^ll make me very welcome.

"I^ve never done any acting before, but I think I^ll be great."

Phil^s mum Elizabeth said: "I am dead proud of him.

"I^ve been a Corrie fan since the days of Ena Sharples. All the family and local people will enjoy seeing him on the television."

A Street spokesman said: "When we heard that Phil was a fan of the show and would love a walk-on part, we knew he would be perfect as Disco Dave."

Story By: The Daily Record



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