Corrie’s Will Mellor reveals he’s wearing his dad’s ring on screen as a tribute


CORONATION Street newcomer Will Mellor will is paying tribute to his late father – by wearing his ring on his appearance on the soap.

The actor will play drugs lord Harvey in the ITV soap and be behind the torment facing Simon and his mum Leanne Battersby.


Will will wear his dad’s ring on the soap as tribute

And as a tribute to his dad Bill, who died last April, he will wear his ring while in costume as Harvey.

“I wear his ring and I look at it and think about him,” Will told the Daily Star. 

“I’ve even got my dad’s ring into my character on Coronation Street so he’s with me all the time on the show.”

It was recently confirmed that Leanne will be forced to go to war with Harvey to save her son.

The grieving mum – who is played by actress Jane Danson in the ITV soap – is currently unable to cope with the basics after the death of her youngest Oliver. 

Viewers have watched her hide away in the flat and quit her job over her grief. 

Simon is in serious trouble and only Leanne can save him

She will soon turn to TV psychics putting further pressure on teenager Simon to financially support them both. 

Recently he has been drawn into drug dealing by his friend Jacob who manipulated him into getting into debt to the dealers so he would be forced to deal for them. 

Hollyoaks star Will Mellor was cast as drugs lord Harvey. 

Harvey is Jacob’s boss and after Jacob has lured a vulnerable Simon into his trap, it’s Harvey who takes over to pile on the pressure and threats when Simon wants out.

The grieving mum will be forced to go to war witudrugs lord Harvey
Hollyoaks star Will Mellor will play thenew villain

It soon becomes clear that Leanne and Simon are in way too deep and a menacing Harvey has no intention of letting them out of his grasp.   

Corrie producer Iain Macleod explained: “What we’re trying to do with Simon and Leanne is find a way to play their grief that doesn’t feel like grief stories that we’ve done and other shows might have done. 

“We’ve come up with something that starts quite small, but ends up turning into this colossal, thriller-ish, high-octane piece that will play out in the first six months of 2021. 

“It ends up with Simon being driven by grief and getting himself into an inescapable situation. 

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“That forces Leanne to put her war paint on and go out in defence of her remaining son. 

“She takes on an incredibly dangerous situation in order to protect Simon.

“That ends up drawing in Nick and Sam – and it collides with Peter and Carla’s love story too. It is a grief story, but it’s far removed from being one woman sitting alone in a room and feeling sad.”