Coronation Street fans go wild as they recognise Seb’s dad is EastEnders star Stephen Lord
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Coronation Street fans were treated to a blast from the past when they tuned in to the ITV soap on Wednesday as they watched Kevin Webster (played by Michael Le Vell) come face-to-face with a brand new character Tez, played by former EastEnders star Stephen Lord.
After discovering that Abi (played by Sally Carman) had withdrawn money from their joint account, Kev feared the worst – that she had gone back to drugs – and went looking for her in Weatherfield’s dodgiest drinking hole, The Dog and Gun.
He was quickly introduced to Tez, revealed to be Seb’s dad, who claimed he had no idea of Abi’s whereabouts and Kevin had to break the heartbreaking news that his son had died.
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However, at the end of the episode, Tez received a call from Abi moments after Kevin’s departure, telling her that he's on to them, he warned: "If he finds out what we're up to, yeah? I'm out, you hear me?"
And fans went wild when they realised that Stephen Lord, who plays the Weatherfield newcomer, had also been another soap dodgy geezer down South – none other than EastEnders' Jase Dyer, the late dad of Walford stalwart Jay (played by Jamie Borthwick).
Taking to Twitter once they'd spotted the soap regular, one fan commented: "It's Jase from EastEnders! #Corrie."
Another said: "#Corrie Abi ex = Jay's dad in eastenders."
A different viewer wrote: "Jase Dyer ??? #eastenders #corrie."
While another excited soap watcher added: "It’s jays dad from eastenders #Corrie."
Stephen's EastEnders alter-ego arrived in Albert Square back in 2007 looking for his estranged son Jay.
But Jase soon made enemies as Billy Mitchell (played by Perry Fenwick) told the Square he’d been in prison and Jay took against his dad for lying about where he’d been for years.
Fans watched as Jase battled to get away from the gangsters – led by Terry Bates, played by 1980s TV favourite Nicholas Ball, aka Hazell.
Reconciled with Jay and loved up with Dawn (played by Kara Tointon), Jase vowed to go straight, only to get sucked back into the underworld when he desperately needed money.
After his attempt to rip off Terry went disastrously wrong, Jase died, stabbed by the gang leader who’d drawn him into violence as a youngster.
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Now soap fans are wondering what’s in store for Tez, and why he’s back in contact with Abi.
As Corrie builds towards the action packed Super Soap Week, will Tez play a crucial part in the drama?
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