TV legend Ram John Holder, who made his name on 90s sitcom Desmond on Channel 4 is set to join Coronation Street. 

Holder, 89, is best known for his role as Augustus Neapolitan Cleveland Grant, nicknamed Porkpie, in the Channel 4 show Desmond which aired from 1989 to 1994. 

More recently the TV legend featured on BBC One's Death in Paradise playing the role of Neslon Myers.

TV legend Ram John Holder to join Coronation Street

Holder is also no stranger to soaps having also appeared in EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City and Doctors.

Now he looks set to add Coronation Sreet to his CV. 

Holder is set to play the role of Sarge, Corrie character Ed Bailey's dad, according to The Sun.

A TV insider revealed to the news outlet he has been spotted in Manchester and has already begun filming scenes for the popular ITV soap.

The source said: "Ram has already been filming his scenes though viewers won’t get to see them for some months.

“It’s a substantial role, but he’s a seasoned star of multiple dramas.”

Holder began his professional career as a singer in New York before moving to England in 1962 and taking up acting.

The 89-year-old was also awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) last year in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Holder said what he has been able to achieve in his career is "beyond one's dreams". 

Collecting his CBE in 2022, he said: "It is just beyond one’s dreams of what one can achieve – professionally I’m talking about – and of course the award, the accolade.

“I couldn’t have pictured it better."