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Coronation Street newcomer Will looks familiar - here's where you've seen him before

Coronation Street Will and Paul
Coronation Street Will and Paul

Eagle-eyed Coronation Street fans might recognise Paul's new friend...

Coronation Street has seen Todd Grimshaw continuing his plan to split up Paul Foreman and Billy Mayhew with a new twist.

Friday night's episode saw Todd going along to the helpline were Paul volunteers, pretending that he would also like to offer his time to help those in need.

Coronation Street Will and Paul

Paul hand got himself into trouble by befriending a caller from the helpline - little does he know Todd has set him up (Picture: ITV)

However, Coronation Street fans know that this is all part of Todd's plan to cause trouble between his ex Billy and his new man Paul.

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Todd causes trouble 

At the helpline, Paul could be heard giving his number to one of the young callers called Will, something that is forbidden for volunteers.

Little did Paul know, Todd had set him up and was later seen paying Will to manipulate Paul into meeting him, something which is again frowned upon.

Coronation Street Will and Paul

Todd is paying Will to get Paul into trouble (Picture: ITV)

But this isn't the first time that the young actor has been seen on the small screen.

A familiar face 

Fans might recognise actor, Ben Hackett, as the young lad who tries to steal a cake for his teenage sister in an advert for Mr Kipling.

And in a surprise soapy twist, the actress playing his sister in the advert was Niamh Blackshaw, who plays Juliet Quinn in Hollyoaks.

Ben has also appeared in the comedy drama Brassic with Michelle Keegan, playing the younger version of main character, Vinnie, played by Joe Gilgun.

Juliet Quinn in Hollyoaks

Actress Niamh Blackshaw who plays Juliet in Hollyoaks starred in an advert with Coronation Street actor, Ben (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Todd's interference into Billy and Paul's relationship is set to increase over the festive period as he ups his sabotage of the pair.

Soon his involvement at the helpline will leave Paul in big trouble, but will it be enough to drive a wedge between him and Billy?

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV- see our TV Guide for full listings.

For Christmas week Coronation Street will air hour long episodes on Monday, Wednesday and Christmas Day at 7.30, with an extra half hour episode on Christmas Eve at 7.45 on ITV.