Ian Kelsey heads to Coronation Street

Ian Kelsey, possibly best known for his role as Dave Glover in Emmerdale, is heading to Weatherfield as he joins ITV’s Coronation Street.

Ian Kelsey as Vinny in Coronation Street

“Watch out Weatherfield – there’s a new bad guy in town and what’s more he is in cahoots with Pat Phelan!” – ITV Granada

Kelsey who has also starred in ITV drama Where the Heart Is, BBC One daytime saga Doctors and BBC One medical serial Casualty began filming at the ITV Granada studios in Salford today Corrie have announced.

Producers have cast the actor as dodgy businessman Vinny, an old associate of Phelan. With Jason off the scene, Phelan is helping Eileen look after his business interests but he has big plans of his own – which is where property developer Vinny comes in.

“It remains to be seen just what the scheming pair will get up to but it certainly spells Double Trouble for the residents of Coronation Street.” – ITV Granada

In Yorkshire Television’s Emmerdale Kelsey played traveler Dave Glover, joining the Leeds based production in 1994. He remained with the dales-set soap until 1997 when the character was killed off in a fire. Storylines included his affair with lady of the manor Kim Tate, played by current fellow Corrie actress Claire King.

Kim Tate and Dave Glover Emmerdale - YTV - Claire King and Ian Kelsey

Pictured Top: Ian as Vinny in ITV’s Coronation Street. Pictured Bottom: Claire King as Kim and Ian as Dave Glover in YTV’s Emmerdale.