Coronation Street star swaps the cobbles for flying carpets

Terence Maynard as Tony in Coronation Street

Terence Maynard as Tony in Coronation Street

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CORRIE bad boy Terence Maynard will be hoping for boos when he heads to Sunderland this Christmas.

It’s been announced that the actor, who plays Liz’s boyfriend Tony Stewart in the hit ITV soap, will be joining the cast of Aladdin in this year’s Sunderland Empire panto.

Terence will be heading to Sunderland

Terence will be heading to Sunderland

He’ll be playing the role of Abanazar, the ultimate villain of the piece, when the show flies into Wearside from December 11 to January 3.

Terence will be joining This Morning presenter Alison Hammond after it was announced recently that she’ll be playing Slave of the Ring.

As well as playing Jason’s estranged father and Tracy Barlow’s secret lover in Coronation Street, Terence’s CV includes films such as Edge of Tomorrow alongside Tom Cruise and All Things To All Men.

TV-wise, he’s appeared in Merlin, DCI Banks, Law and Order UK and Miranda Hart’s Joke Shop.

More cast members will be announced in the coming weeks.

•Aladdin is at Sunderland Empire from December 11 - January 3. Tickets are on sale now from the Box Office on High Street West, Sunderland,

the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022 and online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland.