Soap star Ashley popping into local butchers

Steven Arnold as Ashley Peacock, pictured with 'dad' Fred Elliott and his second wife Claire, played by Julia Haworth

Coronation Street star Steven Arnold as Ashley Peacock, pictured with 'dad' Fred Elliott and his second wife Claire, played by Julia Haworth. - Credit: PA Images

Famous soap star butcher Ashley Peacock is paying a flying visit to Paignton – and the local butchers.

Former Coronation Street favourite Ashley - Steven Arnold in real life – is popping into Palace Premier Meats in Palace Avenue to meet owner Paul Kenyon. 

Paul said: “It's time to put a bit of fun back into retail, so I thought why not get Fred Elliott's 'son', Ashley Peacock, down here to sunny Paignton to help me bring smiles to my loyal customers and our visitors during their summer holidays.” 
 
Steven played Ashley Peacock for over 15 years, but was killed off in a tram crash in an episode to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary on December 8, 2010.

Since then he gone on to have a successful career in the theatre 
starring in numerous productions including A Midsummer Night's Dream and a 
theatre version of The Darling Buds of May. He also starred in Dancing On Ice in 2011.

The visit takes place on Saturday, August 28, between 11am and 2pm.