Coronation Street fans love Nicola's joke about Phelan having a tattoo in a very cheeky place

Coronation Street fans love Nicola's joke about Phelan having a tattoo in a very cheeky place

Nicola makes a great crack at the expense of Phelan

Coronation Street fans loved the idea that killer Pat Phelan might have a Gary Lineker tattoo on his bum after his daughter Nicola joked about it on the soap last night.

Given all the murderous goings on recently in Weatherfield, viewers were after a bit of light relief and got it in a funny exchange between Nicola and Gary [Windass, not Lineker!].

Emerging from a shop with a copy of a football magazine, Nicola revealed that Pat was an Everton fan.

She then added: "Patrick has got Gary Lineker tattooed on his backside!”

An astonished Gary, commented: “You’re kidding?!”

To which an amused Nicola responded: “Yeah!”

Actor Connor McIntyre, who plays, Phelan, liked a post about the hilarious exchange about the former Everton striker.

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Fans were thrilled with the news, with one commenting "Phelan has Gary Lineker tattooed on his backside did I hear that right."

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Another wondered what Gary Lineker himself would make of it if Phelan really did have his name tattooed on his bottom.

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Coronation Street continues on ITV on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

David Hollingsworth

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