Commenting on the role, Oli said, "I'm absolutely delighted to be joining the cast of Coronation Street. To be given the opportunity to work on such an iconic, popular TV show is a dream. I can't wait to tread the cobbles!"
Meanwhile, the show's producer, Stuart Blackburn, said, "Confident, engaging and yet still with edge and depth, Oliver as an actor has got it all and I can't wait to see Gavin light up our screens."
Oli was the star of many Sidmouth Youth Theatre productions while at the College; his most notable achievement playing the lead role in ‘Scrooge The Musical’ in the year 2000. He left Sidmouth College to take a degree in Drama at Brunel University and then trained at the renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. While doing a great deal of theatre work he has played many TV roles in dramas such as ‘The Royal’, ‘Hollyoaks’ and more recently a lead role in ‘Mr Selfridge’. Watch out, as he will be on your screens very soon in what is billed as an explosive arrival!