Harry Visinoni, who plays Seb Franklin in UK TV soap Coronation Street, had a nasty ‘surprise’ when he went to brush his teeth and found a Royal Python curled up on in his bathroom.
Visinoni ran out and called for his girlfriend Ellie Isaac. Opening the door briefly, they saw the snake slither on to the top of the toilet and sit on the seat.
The pair then spent a sleepless night before calling the RSPCA in the morning.
It is thought the snake had escaped from its previous owner and slid into a wall cavity. Lulu, as it has appropriately been named, is now in the care of a specialist reptile keeper at the RSPCA.