Curly Watts will be revealed as a high-flying hotel boss on the new Coronation Street DVD.

In the one-off show, the tables are turned as Curly – who now has several hotels under his belt – will give his old Bettabuys boss Reg Holdsworth a chance to prove himself by hosting a medieval weekend at a stately home called Tatlock Towers.

Things begin to go wrong when Reg hires Rosie Webster as a serving wench under false pretences. Rosie believes she could be the face of Strumpet Ale, and drags Jason Grimshaw along for the weekend to watch her star turn.

And things go from bad to worse for Rosie, who meets a plastic surgeon who thinks a little work – with or without her consent – could be perfect for her goals.

Meanwhile, Reg sets his sights on Mary Taylor despite her attachment to poor Norris Cole.

Kevin Kennedy, who plays Curly, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be back in the fold of Coronation Street, working with a tremendous cast and the best crew in the business, if only for a short while. To be back with Ken Morley is something I think a lot of fans have been waiting for – as a double act, Curly and Reg were very, very funny.”

Ken Morley, who plays Reg, added: “I can only echo everything Kevin has said except add that both Kevin and I are fatter, older and not necessarily wiser! We look forward to continuing with the mayhem we first dropped on the nation all those years ago.”

And Helen Flanagan, who plays Rosie, said: “The script looks like loads of fun – you’ll be seeing Rosie at her most outrageous best!”

The DVD special, which will also be available to download, will be available from November 1.

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