Ben Shephard confirms he will appear in MAJOR TV show - watch

Ben Shephard has promised that he will make a cameo on the long-running soap Coronation Street after it was revealed that a much-loved character has a major crush on the Good Morning Britain presenter.

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Patti Clare, who plays Mary Taylor on the show, appeared on GMB to reveal that her character has a huge crush on Ben, so much so that she even has a 'Ben blanky'! Watch the hilarious video here...

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WATCH: Ben reacts to finding out Corrie character Mary Taylor has a crush on him

Laughing at the situation, Ben said: "Patti I am thrilled to bits, I'm very flattered as well that someone as discerning as Mary feels like I could offer some solace in these times of need and uncertainty!" Patti replied: "Being embraced by Ben is her idea of heaven! She could get a chain going of Ben products, but the Ben blanket is a beginning."

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The presenter then promised that he would make an appearance on the show so that Mary can meet him, but added that it would have to wait until they were able to hug one another! Fans were loving the segment, with one writing: "Oh my gosh how lovely is Patti? I think those Ben blankets will be all over the internet now for sale. Viewers will be snapping them up."