Fans of Corrie will no doubt know that the show’s iconic pub, the Rovers, is set to burn to the ground, leaving Sunita Alahan dead as well as at least one other Weatherfield resident…
And as the drama is set to air on March 18, the cast have been working all hours to film it, and were even on-set until 4am yesterday.
Several of the soap’s cast took to Twitter to remark on filming the dramatic storyline, with Shobna Gulati, who of course plays doomed Sunita, commenting, “Its hot! Even though its freeezin”. Read more & comment »
It’s been reported today that that cast of Coronation Street have been “split by a huge rift” between actors Antony Cotton and Charlie Condou, who of course play the roles of former lovers Sean Tully and Marcus Dent.
The Mirror reports that the actors “only speak to each other when they really have to” after having had a row recently which occurred after animosity between the pair reached a climax.
A show insider said, “It is an open secret that Antony and Charlie do not see eye to eye.
“There is a real divide throughout the cast and crew, with some people Team Condou and a few Team Cotton.
“They are both very different people and whereas Antony is quite showbizzy, Charlie is quite quiet and down to earth… Read more & comment »
Several of Coronation Street’s stars were in Manchester this weekend to attend a charity ball at the city’s Hilton Hotel, and judging by snaps posted to Twitter by Catherine Tyldesley – who of course plays Eva Price – one of which is above, there was a lot of bed hopping going on, and at one point, a foursome!
But no, this wasn’t a scene from Ken & Deirdre Barlow: The Secret Swinger Files, and was in fact simply the cast mucking about…
As many of them had done throughout the event, with resident comedian Simon Gregson – who plays Steve McDonald – even deciding to join his co-star Antony Cotton on stage wearing nothing but his undies. As you do.
As Antony, who of course plays Sean Tully, soldiered on singing Kiss Me Honey Honey, Simon swept the stage to a chorus of applause and laughter.
His co-star Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs) filmed the whole thing and posted the video to Twitter… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street star Antony Cotton – who of course plays gay barman and factory worker Sean Tully – has revealed that he believes the Church of England need to “move with the times” and permit same sex marriages.
The issue of same sex marriages has of course long been a contentious one, with right wing opinion being that it should not be permitted by the Church, while others believe that men and women should be able to marry within their own gender in a church if they wish to make that commitment.
The government is currently looking at proposals to allow same sex marriages, however some members of the clergy argue that permitting gay weddings would “dilute the institute of marriage.”
In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, outspoken Antony said, “I’ve heard many comments – from the craziest, most out of touch, lunatic clerics to the most sensible of Church representatives… Read more & comment »
Corrie gay couple Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) and Marcus Dent’s relationship has had its fair share of problems, and after they’d been dating for year from 2007 to 2008, they split up, but were reunited in April 2011.
Since then, they’ve seemed stronger than ever, with both sharing a close bond over, and with, Sean’s son Dylan, however, according to Charlie Condou who of course plays Marcus, there are troubles ahead for the couple.
While appearing on Lorraine Kelly’s breakfast show, Charlie – who used to share a flat with Take That star Robbie Williams – said of Sean and Marcus, “I think they love each other very much, they really do…
“But Sean’s not the most grown up man in the world. He gets very jealous and he’s quite a vulnerable character.
“I think that’s part of the attraction; Marcus loves looking after him. He’s one of life’s carers… Read more & comment »
Next week, we bid a fond farewell to iconic Corrie barmaid and chef, Betty Williams, who was of course played by the late Betty Driver…
And barman Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) is given the arguably unenviable task of recreating Betty’s famous Hotpot from a hand-written – and formerly top secret – recipe that’s found among her personal effects by her son Gordon (Bill Kenwright).
The plotline for Sean begins when Gordon gives him a letter that his mum wrote to the barman before she died in which she implores him to continue the Hotpot legacy.
But can he handle the weight of such responsibility? Tune in next week to find out, and of course, as mentioned, we’ll see Bill Kenwright back next week too… Read more & comment »
Antony Cotton, Ryan Thomas and Jack P Shepherd – who of course play the characters of Sean Tully, Jason Grimshaw and David Platt on Corrie – have engaged in a war of words on Twitter over the weekend.
The Daily Mirror reports that the virtual fight broke out when Ryan and Jack “had a dig” at Antony for name-dropping.
In response, Antony called Jack a “little irritant” who “needs the money more than me”.
Jack then replied, “That’s not banter, it’s an insult.”
Antony also tweeted that his I’m a Celebrity co-star Mark Wright had “hoovered up” all of Ryan’s personal appearances… Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will know, Antony Cotton has been absent from the screens and his role as Sean Tully since before Christmas.
Initially, Antony took time off from the Street to appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, and since leaving the jungle, he’s been on an extended holiday.
However, he’s due back on the Street soon, and while speaking to the Radio Times about his return – his character has been in London with his son Dylan – Antony revealed that Sean’ in for a shock…
He told the magazine that when Sean returns, Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) has new lodgers; her sort-of boyfriend Paul (Tony Hirst) and his Alzheimer’s sufferer wife, Lesley (Judy Holt).
As we saw in last night’s episode, in desperation, Paul asked Eileen to look after Lesley while he was at work, but the confused Lesley became aggressive and damaged Eileen’s house.
However, of his return, Antony said, “[I'm back on screen] in about six weeks… Read more & comment »
It’s been reported today that despite having undertaken a stint in the jungle for this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Antony Cotton isn’t quitting Corrie! Phew!
Antony, who of course plays Sean Tully, apparently asked for – and got – a clause written into his latest contract with Corrie that would enable him to take on other projects in addition to his work on the Street.
So he’s now in Australia and getting ready to face his fears in the jungle, which include claustrophobia and a fear of bugs, snakes and anything creepy crawly.
But he has reportedly had hypnotherapy recently to help him overcome his fears, but he reckons actually living with and confronting those things in the jungle will be the ultimate cure… Read more & comment »
Corrie star Antony Cotton has reportedly signed a “golden handcuffs” deal to stay on the show.
Antony, who of course plays Sean Tully, will now stay with the show until at least 2013, according to the Daily Mirror.
The paper reports that the show’s bosses decided to offer Antony more pay when it was revealed that he’s been “inundated” with offers to star in other shows and stage plays.
Of the new deal, Antony said, “I have signed a new deal and I’m really pleased.
“I love working on Coronation Street, it’s the best job in the world.”
And a Corrie insider said, “He is one of the best-loved characters on the Street and it would be a duller place without him.” Read more & comment »
Corrie star Antony Cotton – who of course plays Sean Tully – has revealed that he’s “too busy” to become a dad, unlike his character who’s desperate to be a dad to his son Dylan.
In episodes that will air over Easter, we’ll see Sean taking a trip to London to spend time with Dylan, and whilst there, he bumps into his ex-boyfriend Marcus (Charlie Condou).
The pair return to Weatherfield as an item, and it will transpire that the couple will take over custody of Dylan and raise the boy together.
While discussing that storyline and the controversial aspect of two gay men raising a child, Antony said, “It’s a terribly old-fashioned view. Gay people are the same as anybody else.
“As long as two people are happy and offer a child unconditional love, I don’t see what the problem is… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street star Antony Cotton has written on his Twitter page that a report by a tabloid newspaper yesterday suggesting that he and his soap rival John Partridge were engaged in a “war of words” is completely false.
The report in the Daily Star alleged that Partridge – who plays Christian Clarke in EastEnders – had branded Antony a “tea time gay”, and further added that Antony hit back at the remarks.
However, Antony tweeted, “And contrary to a report in the Daily Star – there is no war of words going on with me and Johnny Partridge.
“End of. As you were please…” Read more & comment »
EastEnders star John Partridge – who plays the role of Christian Clarke – has hit out at his soap rival Antony Cotton – who plays Sean Tully in Corrie – branding him a “teatime gay.”
The Daily Star reports that the war of words between the actors began when John made his remarks about Antony’s character in a recent magazine interview.
Apparently he added that Christian gets “edgier” storylines than Sean does on Coronation Street.
John said of his EastEnders character, “What I didn’t want as a stereotype was what I call a teatime gay, the Sean Tully type… Read more & comment »
Antony Cotton has just signed a deal with ITV that will see him remaining on Coronation Street as Sean Tully for the next two years.
“I look forward to some exciting new storylines in the Street and developing future programme ideas with ITV,” Cotton told The Sun.
Cotton is also said to have signed another £120,000 contract for his own ITV gameshow, the details of which are yet to be announced.
An ITV source added: Read more & comment »
Soapstar Supertsar winner and Coronation Street actor, Antony Cotton, has revealed that he is currently writing a comedy drama to be screened by ITV1.
Antony told Britian’s All About Soap magazine: “It’s about a girl called Angie and I knew all along Suranne would be brilliant for it. And there’s a part in there for me, too!”
The 31-year-old actor also rubbished reports that plans for his own daytime TV chat show have fallen by the wayside.
He said: “It’s happening and I’m so excited. I want a mix of guests – superstars alongside 80-year-old dinner ladies! All will become clear…”