ANOTHER St Helens lad is hitting the cobbled streets of Coronation Street…and he’s set for a gay storyline with one of the soap’s leading characters.

Former De La Salle school pupil Andrew Langtree, aged 32, has landed the role of gay gym-goer Leon in the Manchester-based show.

Already viewers have seen the character catch the eye of camp Corrie factory worker Sean Tully in the gym.

It’s not clear how long Andrew’s run in the soap will last but he is the latest local actor to secure a part in Corrie, following Matthew Crompton’s casting as bookie Dan Mason in 2008.

Former Garswood Primary School pupil, Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Conner, is a mainstay of the soap.

Andrew, who started filming in the Street in May, graduated from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in 1998 and swiftly landed the role of Sky in the original stage version of Mamma Mia.

He has appeared in other TV shows such as Heartbeat, Holby City and Doctors Andrew, who is also a professional singer, said: “It’s fantastic being in Coronation Street, I’ve never done anything before that gets seven million regular viewers.

“The actors are the best possible people to work with, there are no egos in the green room, they are all there for the good of the show.”

The talented performer has even caught the attention of music legend Sir Paul McCartney in recent years.

So much so, that the Beatles star asked him to sing at his late wife Linda’s memorial service.

Andrew has also performed in front of the Queen at Buckingham Palace.