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Wednesday 18th September 2019

Antony Cotton signs new Coronation Street contract

He's sticking around

Antony Cotton has signed a new Coronation Street deal to stick around on the cobbles.

The 44-year-old actor will continue to play Sean Tully until at least autumn next year after holding talks with bosses about his future and penning a new big-money cobbles contract.

Sean's had some tough storylines over the years including when he was homeless (Credit: ITV)

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He told the Daily Star newspaper's Hot TV column: "I had a meeting about my future. I didn't sign up straightaway. You have to negotiate a little bit!

"It will be my 17th year. I'm so pleased because I love being on the show."

The soap star - who is also a long-term supporter of the Armed Forces charity SSAFA - feels like he has "three families" because of his work life.

Antony feels like Corrie is a family (Credit: ITV)

It will be my 17th year. I'm so pleased because I love being on the show.

He explained: "I spend more time with my Corrie family than I do with my real one."

He went on to reveal how "lucky" he is to have his real family, his Corrie family and his military family.

Antony is a keen supporter of Armed Forces charity SSAFA (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Antony also teased his character's future storylines as he hinted Sean will be involved with a "returning" old favourite later in the year.

He said: "Towards the end of this year, I've got a big storyline. I will be working with someone that the audience may have seen before ... maybe someone is returning!"

Who could make a comeback for his next storyline? (Credit: ITV)

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His contract announcement comes a year after Antony signed his previous 12-month extension to keep him on the ITV show, and he admitted at the time he thought his initial Corrie stint would be short lived.

He revealed to the Mirror: "I genuinely thought I'd be here for three months.

"I thought that would be really great - regular work then off to the next job. So I'm amazed it's 15 years. I'm proud of Sean. He's been a beautiful part of my life for so long now."

Coronation Street is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV.

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