Corrie star Charlie Condou quit for his family
'Coronation Street' star Charlie Condou has decided to quit the soap because he wants to spend more time with his children Georgia, four, and two-year-old Hal
'Coronation Street' star Charlie Condou quit for the sake of his children.
The actor has two children Georgia, four, and two-year-old Hal with actress Catherine Kanter - via IVF treatment - and they split their time between their mother, and their father and his partner Cameron Laux.
Charlie - who plays midwife Marcus Dent - has admitted hearing his daughter tell him she didn't want him to make the commute from London to Manchester for work made him decide to quit the soap.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was just getting too difficult. Georgia is at an age now where she was saying, 'How long are you away for this week?' And, 'When are you going to be back Daddy?'
"At my busiest I was getting home late on a Friday night and going back to Manchester on Sunday afternoon. I just wasn't getting that time with my kids."
And despite his departure, Charlie is glad to have been told that the door is open for a return to the soap if he changes his mind.
He added: "The producer said the door would be left open, so Marcus isn't going to be killed off. That's always a really nice thing to hear.
"I'm not under any illusions and saying I'm off to Hollywood. Obviously I want to do other things, but it's nice to know that I could go back in the future."