Malcolm 'Norris Cole' Hebden takes a break from Corrie

Coronation Street star Malcolm Hebden, who plays Norris Cole, is taking a break from the show.

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 10:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd January 2018, 11:10 am
Norris Cole through the years

The 78-year-old first appeared in the soap as the much-loved character in 1994.

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Before being cast as Norris, who works in The Kabin, he played another Weatherfield character, Carlos, in 1974.

The Sun quoted an ITV source as saying that the Chester-born actor, known for his busybody alter-ego, is currently away from the soap and "bosses do not know when he will be back".

Talking about his classic character, Hebden previously told the Manchester Evening News: "I quite enjoy making people laugh. And children seem to like Norris. Perhaps he reminds them of their grandad."