Coronation Street have cast Roy Cropper's long-lost brother
Coronation Street have cast Roy Cropper's long-lost brother - and soap fans will definitely recognise him.
The beloved Weatherfield resident is in for a tough few months, as he finds out that his late mum Sylvia had an affair, gave birth and gave her little boy away.
He is set to spend some time investigating what happened to his secret sibling, before the pair finally meet face-to-face.
However, Roy is said to be in for more heartbreak as his brother tells him that he is terminally ill.
The Sun report Paul Brown has joined the Corrie cast as Roy's long-lost sibling.
Brown has previously appeared in Holby City, Doctors and Hollyoaks; as well as the film Damned United.
He also recently starred in the ITV crime drama, A Confession.
On the storyline, a soap insider told the publication:
“It’s a cruel twist for the much-loved character, as he was so thrilled to discover he has more family after losing his mother.
“It was particularly hard for him to deal with as he’d already had to cope with his wife, Hayley, enduring a terminal illness.”
These scenes come a few years after Roy's wife Hayley discovered that she had terminal cancer herself, later making the decision to end her own life.
Can't catch a break, can he?