Coronation Street Star, 71, Dives into Wrestling Ring


Les Battersby Takes On a New Role

Bruce Jones, famous for his role as Les Battersby on Coronation Street, has stepped into the wrestling ring at the age of 71, showcasing a new fighting career.

A Beloved Soap Icon

Known for his portrayal of Les Battersby on the cobbles of Coronation Street from 1997 to 2008, Bruce Jones won the hearts of viewers with his character's antics and family dynamics.

From Soap Star to Wrestler

Transitioning from acting to wrestling, Bruce made his debut with SOVPRO (Sovereign Pro Wrestling) in front of a cheering crowd of 200 people at the Trinity Sports Centre in Manchester.

The Wrestling Debut

Arriving in classic Les Battersby attire, Bruce took on the ring with enthusiasm, showcasing impressive wrestling moves and even knocking out an opponent flat.

Wild Reactions and Support

The crowd went wild for Bruce, rushing to get pictures with the star and chanting 'Les' in support of his wrestling debut.

A Comeback Story

This move marks a significant comeback for Bruce, who previously starred in a panto in Manchester and faced challenges following his departure from Coronation Street.