'Coronation Street' unveils Carla's brother Rob
Published May 3 2012, 12:39 BST | By Daniel Kilkelly Coronation Street
bosses have announced that actor Marc Baylis
has been cast as Carla Connor's long-lost brother Rob
Rob will be a new bad boy for the cobbles, arriving in Weatherfield following a stint in prison.
Carla (Alison King) will find that Rob needs her help to make a fresh start as he settles in.
The newcomer will also quickly develop a reputation as a ladies' man, setting his sights on Eva Price (Catherine Tyldesley) along with other women on the street.
Baylis told itv.com
: "I feel incredibly honoured to be joining the very talented cast of Coronation Street
. Rob is an exciting character to play and I am hoping he is going to ruffle a few Weatherfield feathers."Coronation Street
's producer Phil Collinson added: "I'm very pleased to welcome Marc to the cast - the latest in a long line of handsome Corrie charmers. Carla's brother Rob is sure to set hearts fluttering in Weatherfield from the minute he arrives. The audience can expect thrills and a few broken hearts when this handsome bad boy hits town."
Baylis's previous TV credits include guest roles on Law and Order: UK
, The Bill
His first Coronation Street
scenes will air in the summer.