2 AUGUST 2005

Click here to send this news item to a friend Popular Eighties rockers Status Quo will be making one Coronation Street character's dream come true as they shoot a cameo appearance on the hit TV soap.

Three episodes of the programme will feature the legendary band, as taxi driver Les Battersby, played by actor Bruce Jones, comes face to face with his longtime idols.

Status Quo stars Rik Parfitt and Francis Rossi – the latter wearing a neck brace as part of the storyline – will have a chance to enjoy a pint at the fictional Rovers Return Inn, and, according to reports, will eventually end up playing at Les' wedding.

"Both Rik and I are lifelong fans of Coronation Street, so to be in the Rovers filming scenes with the regulars is an ambition fulfilled," said Francis.

The first episode featuring Status Quo will be screened on September 23.

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The Eighties outfit gave pint-sized actor Sam Aston - who plays the son of Les' current flame - a chance to get the set rocking after presenting him with an autographed guitarPhoto: © EMPICSClick on photo to enlarge

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