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Corrie’s Billy actor supported by co-stars as he exchanges cobbles for new Channel 4 job
Coronation Street actor Daniel Brocklebank is exchanging his job as vicar Billy Mayhew on the cobbles for something a lot different.The actor has landed a huge new role at rival network Channel 4 on iconic gameshow Countdown - and his co-stars have supported him throughout his whirlwind journey.Thankfully, it doesn’t look as though he’ll be gone for long, as he is appearing as a guest alongside his former Corrie co-star Les Dennis, who is currently filling in for Anne Robinson after she handed in her notice.READ MORE: Coronation Street’s Glenda has ‘sinister motive’ as fans pluck holes in her arrival story Taking to Instagram to share the news, Daniel posted a snap of his dressing room door, which showed the Countdown logo with his name printed underneath.He told fans: “I’m hugely excited to say that today starts my guest appearance on #Countdown in Dictionary Corner with the rather fabulous Susie Dent and my pal Les Dennis hosting!”Daniel will be appearing on the programme until Monday (August 8), helping Susie with the latest conundrums.His Corrie co-stars came out in full support of him, with Phill Whittaker star Jamie Kenna writing: “Oh my god I love this!!”Maria Connor actress Samia Longchambon added: “You will be ace Dan, well done! xx.”Another fan gushed: “If you don’t deliver a double entendre I’m writing a letter of complaint!”, while someone else posted: “Dictionary Corner has never looked so sexy!”“Oh wow you lucky boy,” a third giggled, as another social media user said: “Omg this is the news I’ve been waiting for!”Dan admitted his experience was “so much fun and utterly terrifying at the same time” - but he isn’t going to neglect his Corrie pals any time soon, either.On Friday (August 5) he shared a sweet
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Coronation Street, after she fell into a diabetic coma earlier this week.Along with asking fellow residents including Todd Grimshaw to look out for her, Billy is set out to do everything he can to look after Summer, after adopting her following the death of father Drew Spellman.While Vicar Billy has a sweet relationship with Summer on-screen, actor Daniel Brocklebank and Summer star Harriet Bibby also revealed they have a close off-screen friendship too.That's not all, as Daniel has also led a very interesting life away from the cobbles too, including co-star romances and a link to Hollywood starlet Gwyneth Paltrow.Long before Daniel Brocklebank became a fan favourite on Coronation Street as Vicar Billy Mayhew, the actor already had a long acting career in rival soaps and Hollywood films.At the age of 19 years old, he played a young Merlin in the 1998 film of the same name, before landing the role of Sam Gosse in the Academy Award winning film Shakespeare In Love - where he appeared opposite Joseph Fiennes and Gwyneth Paltrow.Daniel revealed that soon after appearing in the film, he decided to come out as gay, saying to The Mirror: "I pretend for a living, I didn’t want to pretend in my private life. When you spend your life on screen, it’s important to hold on to the bits that are real."He added: "I remember my management in Los Angeles trying to convince me not to come out because they said it would affect work – and it did."I stopped being screen-tested for the heterosexual male leads and I was either the gay best friend or the character parts.