CORONATION Street hero Malcolm Hebden has been spotted for the first time in three years since quitting soap as Norris.
The ITV soap killed off fan-favourite Norris Cole following 82-year-old Malcolm Hebden’s exit from the show after 27 years.
Malcolm beamed as he stood alongside two pals.
He looked smart in a dark winter jacket and trousers.
The actor wore similar glasses to his on-screen character.
The lovable star was a hit with fans from the get-go.
Norris, who was most known for his love of gossip and working at The Kabin, made his first appearance on the Cobbles back in 1994.
Over the years he formed a close bond with Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) and Emily Bishop (Eileen Derbyshire), but also tied the knot with Mary Taylor (Patti Clare) in 2017.
A year later he filed for a divorce so that he could tie the knot with Emily’s niece Freda Burgess (Ali Briggs) and the pair have been living in Stillwaters retirement home ever since.
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Rita was left worried when Freda calls her to tell her that he’s in hospital after falling to the floor and that doctors think that a stroke caused it.
Clearly concerned about their good friend, Rita and Ken visit Norris in hospital and they are greeted with some devastating news.
Freda had to tell the pair that they were too late and her husband had died just before they arrived.
Tensions ran high between Mary and Freda as they try to organise his funeral and Rita has to try and defuse the situation.