CORONATION Street star Chris Gascoyne, who plays Peter Barlow in the ITV soap, will be opening Poundland in Dorchester tomorrow.

The store opened last week creating 37 new jobs but an event is being held at the South Street site from 10am on Saturday to officially launch the business.

Chris will be handing out vouchers as well as signing autographs and having his picture taken with fans.

The shop will also host a lucky numbers draw with £100 worth of vouchers up for grabs and will have an in-store DJ on hand dishing out sweets and keeping shoppers entertained.