Scheming Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley) looks set to cause more trouble in the coming weeks when he tries to break up Marcus (Charlie Condou) and Maria’s (Samia Ghadie) relationship.
In scenes to be shown on Monday 13 January, Todd will strip off after receiving a birthday gift of a shirt from Sean (Antony Cotton). After winking at Marcus, Todd will later corner the object of his affection and make it clear that he fancies him. But will Marcus be able to resist his charms?
It was announced back in November that actor Charlie Condou would be leaving the ITV soap in the summer of 2014 after Todd’s machinations prompt Marcus to start questioning his feelings for Maria.
Speaking at the time, Condou said: “I've had a fantastic time at Corrie but feel it's time for me to move on. I was only meant to return for three months and ended up staying for three years! The producers have been really supportive and are leaving the door open for Marcus, which is great, and my exit will certainly be explosive.”
Show bosses are promising that Marcus’s involvement with Todd will “divide the residents of Coronation Street”. Producer Stuart Blackburn said of Condou's exit: “I will be incredibly sad to see Charlie go and wish him well for what I know will be an exciting future.”