Coronation Street‘s Graeme Hawley is launching a new online radio show with former Emmerdale co-star Jeff Hordley – and has suggested the pair will spend the entire show talking soaps.

Graeme – who returns to Corrie on Monday as evil John Stape – revealed that it wouldn’t be the first time he and Jeff – who plays Cain Dingle in Emmerdale – had worked together on radio.

“I’m about to start doing a radio show with Jeff Hordley who plays Cain Dingle in Emmerdale. He and I used to do a radio show together until a couple of years ago and we had to stop because of work commitments. But now we’re starting up Radio Republic.

“We’re both very much into our music, so we’ll be playing everything from folk to soul and funk and a bit of rock ‘n’ roll and a bit of everything really.

“It’s inanely about music and other things – and Cain Dingle and John Stape probably!”

Graeme also revealed he has been busy filming action packed scenes for John’s return to Corrie, in which he attempts to save Fiz from jail.

“It’s been a very, very packed few weeks,” he said. “It always seems to be with me. I can’t think of a time when I’ve just been sat in the pub having a hotpot. I’m always off doing some sort of mad stuff somewhere.

“John Stape’s head is a scary place to live. I’m glad I haven’t had to do it for too long this time, because it can be a strange experience.”