A Twickenham actor has been rubbing shoulders with Coronation Street stars after appearing as an undercover journalist on the show.

Gregory Cox, of Burnside Close, features in the show on Sunday, October 14, and Monday, October 15, as Laurence Carnegie - a secret reviewer who is checking out the bed and breakfast Gloria.

Mr Cox said: “Laurence was a great character to play as he gets treated like a lord by the landlady to impress him and hence get a good review. So ITV caterers provided splendid breakfasts and high teas which I naturally shared with the cast and crew.

“It was great working up in Manchester as they are much friendlier up there - not a cliche - and my daughter Georgie now lives there, so we could meet up.”

This year the actor, who is married to actress Robin Miller, worked with Mike Figgis on his new film Suspension of Disbelief, due out shortly.

He is also busy filming the last episode of Poirot.

The 58-year-old has been acting for 35 years and has three daughters Georgie Cox, 28, Eleanor Cox, 26, and Annie Cox, 24, with Eleanor following in her father’s acting footsteps.