ANTONY Cotton has revealed his Coronation Street character Sean Tully will have a “serious story” over the summer.
The actor, 42, has been on the Cobbles since 2003 and has often offered light relief during some of the soaps more hard-hitting storylines.
Rex Features Antony Cotton has revealed his Coronation Street character is to get “serious” this summer
But that’s all set to change this summer, as Sean will be at the centre of a “poignant and serious” new story.
He told The Daily Star: “I’ve just begun the first part of a storyline that’s going to run for quite a while over the summer.
“It is a very unusual storyline, very serious and not what people would expect from Sean.
“It will come good but it’s a very poignant and serious story.
Rex Features Antony has played Sean Tully since 2003
Handout The character has often provided light relief to the soap’s darker storylines
“It’s not what I expected and I was taken aback when I heard what it was.
“But it is a subject that’s very close to my heart and I will reveal all in time.”
The new plot was devised by departing producer Kate Oates, who has come under fire for dark storylines such as Bethany Platt’s sex abuse and Pat Phelan’s murderous ways.
But Antony was quick to defend his show and Kate’s decisions, saying: “Unfortunately that is modern