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Last Updated: Friday, 4 March, 2005, 11:40 GMT
Status Quo to make Corrie cameo
Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi from Status Quo
Status Quo are fronted by Rick Parfitt (left) and Francis Rossi
Rock veterans Status Quo are to make a cameo appearance in long-running soap Coronation Street, at the wedding reception of Les Battersby.

The band will appear in "more than one" episode of the show in the autumn.

Actor Bruce Jones, 52, who plays Battersby in the ITV1 soap, is known to be a fan of the band, which is also popular with his on-screen character.

The band will play at Battersby's wedding to barmaid Cilla Brown. Details of the marriage venue are unconfirmed.

European tour

Taxi driver Les Battersby entered the hit soap in 1997 with ex-wife Janice and their two daughters from previous relationships.

His character currently lives with barmaid Cilla and storylines regarding their wedding and reception are being finalised.

Status Quo, fronted by guitarists Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, are embarking on a European tour this summer and filming will be tailored to fit around the band.

A spokesperson for Coronation Street said they were "absolutely delighted" with the planned appearance which had been the idea of one of the show's producers.

In response to how many episodes would feature the hit rock band, the spokesperson could only confirm it would be "more than one".

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