Coronation Street's Les Battersby star Bruce Jones shocks fans as he reveals huge career move aged 70 | The Sun

BRUCE Jones has made a shock career move aged 70 – 15 years after leaving Coronation Street.

He's best known for playing Les Battersby in Coronation Street but Bruce has quit acting for something completely different.

It's been revealed that he'll make his pro wrestling debut early next year.

Announcing the news on social media, Sovereign Pro Wrestling wrote: "This is not a drill. This is not a parody.

"From the infamous cobbles of Weatherfield, the champion of the Rovers Return, THE Les Battersby makes his SOVPRO debut on February 18th."

Fans went wild for the news, with one commenting: "this might the strangest thing I’ve ever seen and I’m so for it."

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Another said: "They don't call him Les BATTERSby for no reason."

And a third added: "This is perhaps the wildest thing I've seen in a minute."

The unexpected move comes after The Sun revealed Bruce had landed a big payday to appear in panto this year.

He'll star in Beauty and the Beast at Christmas, and a source said: "Bruce hasn't been on tour for ages but can't wait to get back on the road.

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"He's being paid around £20k for the gig and he's worth every penny – people can't wait to see him live again!"

Bruce starred in ITV's Coronation Street as taxi driver Les between 1997 and 2007.

He was fired from Corrie after it was alleged that he got drunk with reporters and spilled the beans on a string of closely under wraps storylines.

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