Antony Cotton stays with Corrie

Antony Cotton

Antony Cotton

'Coronation Street' actor Antony Cotton has signed a new 12-month contract to continue on the show as lovable knicker factory worker Sean Tully.

Antony Cotton has signed a new 12-month contract with 'Coronation Street'.

The actor - who plays camp seamster Sean Tully in the ITV1 soap - has dispelled rumours he is leaving the show to join 'Benidorm', by pledging to remain at the Weatherfield-based show for another year.

A show insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Antony was off on Friday (11.06.10) and out of the blue everyone was talking about him quitting to joining Benidorm."

It had been reported the actor would join the comedy series, which is based around the British people holidaying in the popular Spanish town.

However, the 34-year-old star has decided to remain at 'Coronation Street' for the foreseeable future.

Antony has portrayed his openly-gay alter-ego since 2003, after working on the part with producers.

He recently exchanged rings with his partner Peter Eccleston back in March after meeting on the set of the ITV soap five years ago.

Last year, Antony admitted he hoped for a long future on 'Coronation Street'.

He said: "I have no intention of leaving 'Coronation Street'. I am very happy to be there, and as long as they are happy to have me then I don't see any reason why I would want to leave."


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