Coronation Street bosses offer legendary musician a role after he reveals he's a huge fan | The Sun

THE singer and songwriter, 81, has been offered a cameo on Coronation Street after revealing he is a fan of the ITV soap.

Coronation Street producer has suggested Bob Dylan could sing at an open mic night at the Rovers Return pub.

In a rare interview with The Wall Street Journal, Bob said watching the popular soap makes him feel "at home," along with Father Brown, and early episodes of Twilight Zones.

He said: “I know they’re old-fashioned, but they make me feel at home.

"I’m no fan of packaged programmes or news shows. I never watch anything foul-smelling or evil. Nothing disgusting, nothing dog a**.”

Bob has sold more than 125 million records and earned countless awards including 10 Grammys and an Oscar.

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Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod told The Daily Telegraph Bob could sing karaoke with characters Ken Barlow and Rita Sullivan.

He suggested the scene could be part of an open mic night at the Rovers Return pub if Bob agreed to appear.

"To hear that Bob Dylan is a Coronation Street viewer blows my mind," he said.

"I would absolutely love the idea of him turning up in the Rovers Return one night.

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"Maybe we could write in an open mic night and a mysterious singer could roll in out of the Manchester rain and do a turn."

He added: "Both he and Coronation Street established their reputations in the 1960s.

"Both have championed working class voices and causes, both tell stories with a particular sensibility and sense of humour."

Fans love the idea of a cameo from Bob Dylan in the infamous Rovers.

Taking to Twitter, one said: "Bob Dylan watches Corrie? Imagine Bob doing a gig in the Rovers Return."

Another wrote: "I would 100% tune in for this. Can you imagine?"

A third penned: Bob walking into the Rovers would be up there with the Newport festival and the Free Trade Hall.

"Come to think of it, perhaps they could have him looking for the guy who called him "Judas" all those years ago."

A fourth tweeted: "I pray the gods let it happen!"

In Bob's interview, he mentioned how he is not a fan of streaming services, saying it had made music “too smooth and painless”.

“Everything’s too easy. Just one stroke of the ring finger, middle finger, one little click, that’s all it takes.

"We’ve dropped the coin right into the slot… you need a solar X-ray detector just to find somebody’s heart, see if they still have one.”

He gave a more nuanced view on social media, saying it brings happiness to a lot of people.

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He commented: “Some people even discover love there. I think it’s a wonderful thing.

"But they can divide and separate us, as well. Turn people against each other."

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