Antony Cotton 'proud' of new Corrie contract

'Coronation Street's Antony Cotton is ''proud'' to have signed a new contract to continue playing Sean Tully in the ITV soap

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Antony Cotton

Antony Cotton is "proud" to have signed a new contract to stay on 'Coronation Street'.

The actor, who plays openly gay factory worker Sean Tully in the ITV soap, took to twitter while watching an episode of 'The Corrie Years' about the story between characters Hayley - who is transgender - and Roy Cropper that he will be continuing with his role.

He tweeted: "Sat watching 'The Corrie Years' and I'm not ashamed to say that I am shedding a tear watching Hayley and Roy's story.

"And I have to say how proud I am to be in a show that has not only supported but celebrated characters like Hayley and Sean.

"I have just signed my 9th contract with the show and I couldn't be prouder to be in the show. Thank you Coronation Street, you are amazing! (sic)"

Sean's current storyline sees him taking care of his son, Dylan, with partner, Marcus Dent, while the child's mother Violet is currently recovering from an accident, and Antony, 35, recently said he loves working with the three-year-old twins who play his on-screen son.

He said: "The identical twins who play my three-year-old son are so cute. I kept trying to get them to pick up some of my mannerisms. In one scene I did a flamboyant shrug, and the little boy did the same when it was his shot."

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