Coronation Street’s sleazy baker Diggory Compton has shut up his shop in the fictitious town of Weatherfield, due to poor sales.

He is planning to open on the more lucrative south side of Manchester. He told local café owner Roy Cropper on the soap this week that no-one had been buying his bread: “There’s more money there. You know what they’re like round here. They hang onto their brass.”

Opening the shop had been a hard lesson, but “I don’t expect I’ve learnt a thing from it!”,

he joked.