Just when you thought Eileen Grimshaw couldn't be landed with any more blasts from the past, the Corrie bosses decide to give her a bit of a scare by bringing son Jason's estranged daddy into the mix.

Actor Terence Maynard has just signed on to play the role of Tony, who will arrive in Weatherfield next year, hoping to build bridges with his young fella. And maybe bed a local lass or two. Sure Liz McDonald apparently claps eyes on him early on. Typical.

"Tony's arrival is going to cause massive ructions for the Grimshaws", Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn said. "He is a man who can be your best friend or your worst enemy, and with a long history of lies and betrayal, this is a guy who has an awful lot of making up to do."

Watch this space.