Coronation Street's Sean to fall for vicar
Coronation Street's Sean Tully is to fall for the vicar at Emily Bishop's church, played by newcomer Daniel Brocklebank, in a new storyline
Coronation Street's Sean Tully is to fall in love with a vicar, in a new storyline.
The Rovers Return barman - played by Antony Cotton - will find romance again after meeting clergyman Billy on a night out, but his religious beliefs mean the course of true love doesn't run completely smoothly.
'Corrie' producer Stuart Blackburn said: "It's about time Sean had a romance, he's been unlucky in love for a long time. Billy is a great guy, but his first love is and always will be God and the Church.
""We will be exploring this very modern relationship in the coming months and are delighted to have Daniel on board to play Billy."
Antony is very excited about the storyline as it's been some time since his character dated.
He said: "I am thrilled that Sean is to find love again especially with this unique and exciting storyline. I'm sure it'll have its ups and downs, but that's what makes 'Coronation Street' great.
"Hopefully it will be tender, funny and honest. Heaven!"
Billy, the vicar at Emily Bishop's church, is set to be played by 'Shakespeare in Love' star Daniel Brocklebank who is "hugely excited" to be joining the cast of 'Coronation Street'.
Daniel said: "I'm really looking forward to working with Antony Cotton and the rest of the cast, as well as joining my best mate Hayley Tamaddon on the cobbles."
Daniel is set to begin filming his scenes in the soap next month and his character will arrive in Weatherfield in December.