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EAGLE-EYED Coronation Street fans spot Holby City and Hollyoaks star Ben Hull as businessman Owen on ITV soap.

Serial killer Stephen Reid  (Todd Boyce) met with businessman Owen at the Underworld factory to sign a deal, but viewers were left seriously distracted as they recognise his familiar face.

Owen was played by the actor Ben Hull who starred as Gary Parr in Brookside back in the early 2000s.

He was previously on Coronation Street as another businessman Mark Lacey.

He also had a role in Hollyoaks and a couple of its spinoffs, where he portrayed the character of Lewis Richardson in the late 1990s.

More recently, he played obstetrician Derwood Thompson in Holby City.

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In the episode, Owen and Stephen headed over to the Rovers to grab a drink together and toast to their new partnership.

Landlady Jenny Connor caught Owen's eye and the pair exchanged some flirty comments.

He then asked for her phone number – could Owen be sticking around?

Viewers took to Twitter to point out actor Ben Hull.

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One said: "This actor playing Owen the businessman – has he been in #Corrie before?"

Another wrote: "He was in Holby City."

A third penned: "Wasn't it Hollyoaks?"

Also in the episode, Elaine let slip the news of the engagement to her son Tim, he was furious – and tried to ban his mother from marrying Stephen.

As Stephen surprised Elaine with wedding plans in Las Vegas, she was overjoyed – but Tim wasn’t at all.

Sitting down Tim tried to warn Stephen off from marrying Elaine.

“I’m not going to stand by and watch my mum get hurt,” Tim said to Stephen.

The serial killer hit back: “Listen you are so controlling, this is the sort of thing your dad would do. Do you really begrudge her a bit of happiness?”

Tim then told him: “The only way you’ll be marrying my mother is over my dead body.”

Stephen then, giving his best camp murderer vibes, replied: “I hope it doesn’t come to that.”

And viewers are now convinced Stephen will murder Tim next.

One wrote: "Stephen better not touch Tim."

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A second said: "YIKES!!"

Another added: "At this rate Steve Will kill ever one on the street and still get away with it."

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