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Simon Delaney popped up on Coronation Street last night and the whole country was delighted

The new Ciaran McCarthy.

NOT SINCE KEITH Duffy was roaming the cobbles as barmanย Ciaran McCarthy have Ireland has a recognisable face on Coronation Street.

Until last night.

A mysterious jewellery salesman called Phil arrives into the factory โ€“ and every Irish person watching immediately knew who it was

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Ah yes, Simon Delaney.

And heโ€™s in there selling Claddagh Rings!

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And he wasnโ€™t holding back on the Irish accent and slang throughout

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A familiar face for those watching back home

Everyone agreed that he fitted in, anyway

Soon after his first appearance, he was trending in Ireland

He turned up in the pub in the second half, thinking he was on a dateโ€ฆ but he actually wasnโ€™t.

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The soap gods were looking down on him throughout

Even people who donโ€™t know who he is want him to get a regular role

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There he is beside Shayne Ward

Thatโ€™s my goooooal.

The rest of the cast was happy enough with him too

Will he be recurring? Hopefully.

Keeping the tradition of classic Irish characters in Corrie going โ€“ from Ciaran all the way back to big Jim McDonald.


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