TIPPING Point fans were overwhelmed and baffled when they saw a much-loved Coronation Street character appear on a Lucky Stars episode on Sunday night.

After welcoming a group of celebs to their podiums in the hopes of winning a cash prize for charity, host, Ben Shephard hosted Tipping Point: Lucky Stars.

Sunday night’s episode saw Benidorm actors, Janine Duvitski, Jake Canuso and Tony Maudsley compete with one and another for the jackpot for their chosen charities.

But fans were quickly distracted when actor, Tony who plays funeral director and undertaker, George Shuttleworth made a surprise appearance.

Although Tony, was mainly known for his role on the ITV series, Benidorm, fans pointed out that he’s now known for this role in the popular soap, Coronation Street.

One fan pointed out: “Oh look it’s George from Coronation Street.”

Fan’s were overwhelmed with Tony’s unexpected appearance on the ITV gameshow and were impressed with his general knowledge skills.

Many took to social media to praise him.

One fan tweeted: “Well done to you, fantastic! Well deserved. I’m so pleased for you”.

Another happy fan also tweeted: “Well done Tony – absolutely superb.”

“Great to see you on Lucky stars Tipping Point, you are the winner,” another excited viewer tweeted.

The soap star joined the cast of Coronation Street twice, most recently in 2020 as funeral director George Shuttleworth.

Sunday’s episode was full of more surprises and funny moments, as, Janine made a major Meghan Markle slip-up, leaving host Ben totally shocked.

Ben Shephard asked the players, which member of the Royal Family’s parents were called Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland.

The episode ended with, comedian, Geoff Norcott deciding to walk away with £7,700, instead of taking a gamble.

“I’m just glad it was the right call,” Geoff said, confident that he made the the right decision to walk away with the money he had.

In the end a happy Geoff, walked away with £7,700 for his chosen charity.

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