Antony Cotton's Corrie disappointment

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 December 2010
Antony Cotton

Anthony Cotton

'Coronation Street' actor Antony Cotton is ''disappointed'' he wasn't able to watch last night's (09.12.10) live episode from the comfort of his own sofa

Antony Cotton is "disappointed" not to have been able to watch the 'Coronation Street' live episode.

The actor - who plays eccentric barman Sean Tully in the ITV1 soap - admitted while he was thrilled to have been involved in such a "landmark" TV event, he would have liked to have seen the live special from the comfort of his own sofa.

He explained: "Well, I'm a fan of 'Corrie', so that makes me very excited to be a part of it all. My only disappointment about us doing a live episode is that I wasn't sat at home watching it, because if I wasn't in it, that's what I'd be doing!

"But it's so exciting to be a part of it - it was such a landmark event for 'Corrie'. It was epic epic, it was huge and it doesn't get any bigger."

Antony also admitted he was pleased for his exuberant alter-ego to have been seen in a different light as he rallied round in the wake of the tram crash.

He added to Digital Spy: "I love that he does what you wouldn't expect him to. In one episode leading up to this, we saw Sean say, 'Oh, I'm great in a crisis!' and everyone laughed because they thought he wouldn't be great in a crisis.

"But actually, Sean is brilliant in the crisis - he's taking a totally different turn than what you'd expect him to do. He's pulling the team together as The Rovers has become a makeshift hospital.

"I loved the line where, in all the chaos, he said, 'Get everybody brandies - and make them large ones!' It's such a 'Coronation Street' line. Our writers come up with beautiful, amazing words for us to say."

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