CORONATION Street has tapped the son of a radio legend to play a big new villain.
The ITV soap has hired young Manchester actor Luca Toolan to play Mason Radcliffe, a new villain on the cobbles.
Actor Luca is the son of radio DJ Mike Toolan – best known as host of the Hits Radio show with former Hollyoaks and Emmerdale star Gemma Atkinson.
A source said: “Luca is a great signing for Corrie.
“He is involved in a major storyline this year and will be clashing with some of the biggest names on the street.
“Mason will definitely cause some excitement when he arrives in Weatherfield soon.”
A super proud Mike told his friends: “Luca has been revealed as the new villain (Mason) in Coronation Street.
“It was an absolute dream come true for him. Liam McCheyne and the amazing cast and crew of Corrie made him feel at home.
“Incredibly proud of him.”
Luca added: “There’s a new kid on the cobbles – Mason Radcliffe.
“It’s an honor to be part of a show that I grew up on and that has some of the warmest and most talented people.
“Thank you to everyone who supported me. You know who you are. Thank God always. And my bigger, smaller brothers Liam and Charlie.”
Luca will share scenes with other youngsters in the soap, most notably Liam, who plays Sean Tully’s son Dylan.
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Liam said: “Meet Mason Radcliffe, played by the amazing Luca Toolan.
“Stay tuned for the exciting things to come for Dylan and Mason. Everything is still to come.”