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Coronation Street casts familiar soap star for new police racism storyline

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Coronation Street to tackle a harrowing new racism storyline.Corrie bosses have signed up Daniel Jillings, of Hollyoaks fame, to join the long-running ITV soap.Daniel played Billy Parker in Channel 4’s hit soap Hollyoaks - Leah Barne’s biological father, who appeared in 2012 and then again in 2018.The Sun reports that Daniel will be taking up the role of PC Brody - a racist police officer who will be involved in plenty of scenes with footballer James Bailey (Nathan Graham).And it might just be a match made in heaven, as Daniel was actually a police officer with Greater Manchester Police before making his foray into the acting world - and he often campaigns for the rights of front line police officers.Manchester-born Daniel has also starred.

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