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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Charlie Condou reveals why he's leaving Coronation Street

There's a long interview in today's Mirror with Charlie Condou, who talks about leaving his role as Marcus Dent in Coronation Street.

Charlie says he decided to leave Corrie to spend more time with his family.  Charlie says: “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.”

So Charlie, who plays Corrie midwife Marcus Dent, will leave the show this summer.  The Mirror says that Marcus' departure will see him embroiled in a love triangle with Maria and Todd.

“It just gets darker and darker and I imagine Marcus and Todd will end up together,” says Charlie “This is soap and Marcus and Maria was never going to end well. There was going to be no happy ever after.”

Charlie reveals: “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.”

Read the full interview here.

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4 comments:

Plutonian said...

Looking forward to this storyline. Maria needs something to do!

Anonymous said...

How can this be? He's not been on screen for weeks at a time. He's been relegated to another prop IMO so it's time to move on to better paying gigs. Good luck to him.

Anonymous said...

"It just gets darker and darker"

Oh good - the show's been far too light-hearted of late....

(Irony...)

Frosty the Snowman said...

Wish Charlie C all the best for the future - a good actor and a very believable character unlike the arm folding head tossing well past his sell by date Sean.

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