|First appearance||24th March 1976|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Max Smith|
Geordie Arnie Tossell was a customer in the Rovers on Fred Gee’s first day of work there as a potman in March 1976. Drunk and surly, he barged into a visiting Richard Cresswell, then told Len Fairclough and Ray Langton he would show them how to play darts, then tried to chat up Bet Lynch and when he was getting nowhere, finally turned his attentions to Rita Littlewood who had just entered the premises. When she also made it clear that she wasn’t interested, he became aggressive. Fred then stepped in and proved his worth as a new employee by forcibly evicting him.