Grey's Anatomy actor Luca Malacrino is joining the cast of Coronation Street 9 months ago

Grey's Anatomy actor Luca Malacrino is joining the cast of Coronation Street

Yes, you did read that correctly.

A Grey's Anatomy actor is joining the cast of Coronation Street in what has to be the most stunning career move of the 21st century.

Luca Malacrino is set to join the ITV soap early next month as a "fiery" hairdresser who shows up and desperately tries to secure himself a job in Nick and David's barber shop.

Fair enough, like.

Welsh born Malacrino, who appeared in one episode of Grey's Anatomy back in 2017, said that he wasn't going to bother going for the Weatherfield audition... until his mam convinced him to.

Malacrino in Grey's

He told Wales Online that he asked his mother if travelling from the States for audition was a good idea.

"She said, “I don’t know why, but I have a really good feeling about this one," he explained. "So I booked the next flight out."

"In Hollywood I’ve played a psychopathic murderer, a ’60s British agent and an ex-con from Brooklyn so it’ll be great to get stuck into a completely different role on Coronation Street.

"Around eight million people watch it per week, which is a pretty brilliant feeling. I can’t wait to show what I can do with this character."

 

Malacrino played the character of Bryan in Grey's Anatomy two years ago. He also appeared in Criminal Minds that same year.

He's due to make his Corrie debut on February 6.