Royal python

Coronation Street actor finds 4ft royal python on toilet seat

Harry Visinoni, who plays Seb Franklin in the TV soap, went to brush his teeth on Saturday when he saw the reptile "staring at him" in his home in Hale.

It is thought the snake had slithered off from its previous owner and into a wall cavity, said the RSPCA.

The charity has named it Lulu, which it said seemed "appropriate".

After seeing the reptile curled up in his bathroom, Mr Visinoni ran out and called for his girlfriend Ellie Isaac.