Coronation Street star set to host family fun day to celebrate Northampton DIY store’s revamp

Mikey North
Mikey North

A Coronation Street star will be on-hand to launch a new-look home improvement store in Northampton this weekend.

Mikey North, who plays Gary Windass in the hit ITV soap, is to host a family fun day at B&Q of Nene Valley Retail Park with activities set to go ahead between 11am and 4pm to celebrate the newly revamped shop floor.

The soap star will be in store on Saturday, November 19 between 12pm and 2pm where he will be testing his DIY skills against B&Q Northampton’s store team.

Mikey said: “I’m really looking forward to helping celebrate the launch of the new B&Q Northampton store. I’m not sure that my DIY skills can beat the in-store experts but it will be great to get some advice from them to make my own home improvement projects easier.”

There will be a balloon modeller, face painter, stilt walkers, and games and giveaways galore to entertain families throughout the day.

Darren Letherbarrow, unit manager at B&Q Northampton, said: “We’re all looking forward to welcoming customers to our newly revamped store. We’re ready to show off our new look to Northampton’s residents and inspire them to start a new home improvement project under the guidance of our expert advice.

“We’re all really looking forward to Saturday’s family fun day and, of course, testing Mikey with our DIY challenges!”